White Tara Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition with Meditation & Chants
 
 
by the Drepung Loseling monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet
 
 
September 13 - 17, 2021 *via Zoom
 
 

Sponsored by Sandra Magnussen

 
   
 
The Drepung Loseling monks will create a White Tara mandala sand painting with daily meditation and chants for long life and healing from September 13 to 17 via their home monastery in India. This program sponsored by Drepung Loseling Monastery’s long time friend, Sandra Magnussen, will be streaming live via Zoom (register here).  

 
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. In Tibetan this art is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means "mandala of colored powders." Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks.  
 
Formed of a traditional prescribed iconography that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of ancient spiritual symbols, the sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants.  
 
The monks begin the work by drawing an outline of the mandala on the wooden platform. They then begin to lay down the coloured sand by the use of sand funnel tools called chak-purs. Each monk holds a single chak-pur in one hand while running a metal rod on its grated surface. The vibration causes the sand to flow out and onto the table like liquid.  
     
 
     
 
Program Schedule
 
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   September 13  
 
 
11:00 am – 11:45 am EDT
  Opening Ceremony  
       
 
11:46 am – 12:00 pm EDT
  Presentation
 
         
 
12:01 pm – 1:30 pm EDT
  Mandala Construction
 
       
   September 14-16  
     
 
11:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
 

Meditation & Chants

 
       
 
11:31 am – 11:45 am EDT
 

Presentation & Time Lapse

 
       
 
11:46 am – 1:30 pm EDT
  Mandala Construction
 
   
   September 17  
 
 
11:00 am – 11:30 am EDT
 

Meditation & Chants

 
       
 
11:31 am – 11:45 am EDT
 

Video Presentation & Time Lapse

 
         
 
11:46 am – 12:30 pm EDT
  Mandala Closing Ceremony  
     
   
 
 
     
   
     
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