Medicine Buddha Mandala Sand Painting
Live Exhibition with Meditation & Chants

 
 
by the Drepung Loseling monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet
 
 
Dedicated to all affected COVID-19 pandemic and
especially to all healthcare workers
 
 
November 1 - 6, 2021 *via Zoom
 
 

Sponsored by Dr. Fernando Valverde & Family

 
   
 
The Drepung Loseling monks will create a Medicine Buddha mandala sand painting with daily meditation and chants for health and well-being from November 1 to 6 via their home monastery in India. This program sponsored by Drepung Loseling Monastery’s long time friend, Dr. Fernando Valverde and his family, 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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   November 1  
 
 
8:00 am – 8:45 am EDT
  Opening Ceremony  
       
 
8:46 am – 8:55 am EDT
  Presentation
 
         
 
8:56 am – 11:00 am EDT
  Mandala Construction
 
       
   November 1-5  
     
 
8:00 am – 8:30 am EDT
 

Meditation & Chants

 
       
 
8:31 am – 8:50 am EDT
 

Presentation & Time Lapse

 
       
 
8:51 am – 11:00 am EDT
  Mandala Construction
 
   
   November 6  
 
 
8:00 am – 8:30 am EDT
 

Meditation & Chants

 
       
 
8:31 am – 8:45 am EDT
 

Mandala Time Lapse

 
         
 
8:46 am – 9:30 am EDT
  Mandala Closing Ceremony  
     
   
 
 
     
   
     
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