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The creation of a sand mandala is one of the most beautiful and spiritually meaningful aspects of Tantric art. This mandala invokes the presence of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, together with his abode, the Pure Land of Sukhavatt. Viewing the mandala creates a connection with Chenrezig and the karma to be reborn in his Pure Land in the future.

The mandala will be created at Jamyang Leeds over three days by the monks from Drepung Kongpo Kangsten Monks who have very kindly offered to create the mandala for us.

Timetable

  • Wednesday 13th November, 10am: Opening Ceremony
  • Wednesday 13th November – Friday 15th November, 10 – 5pm: Drop in any time to watch the monks making the mandala
  • Saturday 16 November, 9 -10am: Completion of Mandala. Viewing all day for participants of Scholar-Practitioner Event
  • Sunday 17 November, 1pm: Closing ceremony. Following prayers and chants for World Peace, the sand is swept away and dispersed in the river.
  • The monks will perform Sacred Dances on the evening of Saturday 16 from 7 – 8pm following the Scholar-Practitioner events taking place on Saturday 16th November from 10.30 – 6.30pm (details below)
Free of charge. Donations for the monks welcome.