Tools of the Tibetan Monks

Aug 8 - 13, 2017

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

  • Aug 8 - 13, 2017
  • Free and open to the public.
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Aug 8 - 13, 2017

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

Make time in your schedule for a week of reflection and inspiration. The monks will once again create a sand-painted mandala: used as a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants. 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. The sand mandala will be deconstructed during the closing ceremony, half the sand will be distributed to the audience, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water. The waters then carry the healing blessing of the deposited sand to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing.   

Schedule of Events (Free & Open to the Public):

  • Opening Ceremony - Tuesday, Aug 8, 7pm
  • Creation of Sand Mandala - Wednesday–Friday, Aug 9-11, 10am-6pm Daily
  • Lecture: Beyond Ego: The Great Void and Gateway to Freedom - Wednesday, Aug 9, 7pm
  • Lecture: Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness – Thursday, August 10, 7pm
  • Completion of Sand Mandala - Saturday, Aug 12, 10am–2pm
  • Workshop: Tibetan Mediations for Anxiety and Stress – Saturday, August 12, 2pm-5pm (Paid registration is required. Register below.)
  • View Completed Sand Mandala - Saturday, Aug 12, 2pm – 6pm; Sunday, Aug 13, 10am - 12pm
  • Closing Ceremony - Sunday, Aug 13, 1pm


Event Dates

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 • 7:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 • 10:00am
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 • 7:00pm
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 • 10:00am
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 • 10:00am