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Tibetan monks to create sand mandala in campus gallery

Nine Tibetan monks from the Deprung Gomang Monastery of India will be on campus this week to create a five-foot diameter mandala out of colored sand in the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts.

The monks will work in the gallery from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gallery will be open to the public from 11 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the monks will perform a sacred ritual dance outside the arts center on the Doris & Donald Fisher Terrace.

On Saturday afternoon, at approximately 4 p.m., the monks will conduct a dissolution ceremony and dissolve the mandala in water.

All events are free and open to the public.




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