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Healing the Earth: A Sacred Art by the Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery

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About the Tibetan Monks:

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The Creation of the Mandala

Symbolism of the Mandala

History of the Monks

Prayer Flags

Offering Scarves

Ritual Items

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

Useful Tibetan Phrases

Sacred Art of the Tibetan Monks

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From Tuesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 16, Salisbury University hosted 11 Tibetan monks from the famed Drepung Loseling Monastery. Their visit was endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing.

Tibetan Monks Time Lapse

Mandala Sand Painting:
From Tuesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 16, Salisbury University hosts 11 Tibetan monks from the famed Drepung Loseling Monastery. Their visit is endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing.

The monks are here to create a mandala sand painting. Mandala, Sanskrit for cosmogram or “world in harmony," is a tool used for meditation. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of five days; when finished the mandala is destroyed to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. The colored sands will be swept up and half are shared with the students watching the ceremony and the other half are returned to the elements by pouring them into a nearby body of water where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

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Schedule

Tuesday
April 12
2016

Wednesday
April 13
2016

Thursday
April 14
2016

Friday
April 15
2016

Saturday
April 16
2016

Opening Ceremony - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, Noon

       

The Drawing of the Lines - View the Mandala creation in progress Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress- Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, Noon until 2 p.m.

A Taste of Tibet - Dining on the Roof of the World Bistro – 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: Key Concepts in Buddhist Teaching: Momentariness & Liberation with Joerg Tuske, Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7 p.m.
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Consecration Cermony followed by Dispersal of the Sand, Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 2 p.m.

Dispersal of the Sand will take place at the Salisbury City Park near the white bridge and the bandstand.

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