Tibetan Sacred Arts: Creating a Sand Mandala

Tibetan Sacred Arts: Creating a Sand Mandala

Concert
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30
Spiritual
Creative
Inspiring
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Sand Mandala creation
Description: 
 
What do sand mandalas represent?  Why are they created?  Why are they considered to be so powerful?  What is the symbolism within them?   Why are they destroyed almost immediately after creation? 
 
As well as giving insight into the world of the sand mandala the Drepung Kongpo Kangtsen Monks will also offer a long life ceremony and powerful chants for world peace, prosperity and healing during the evening.  There will be an opportunity to observe the continuing creation of the sand mandala, which can be a very special calming and meditative experience.  
 
The creation of the Sand Mandala is a 3 day event that will be available to view at St James’s Church Piccadilly during the day from Monday 18th November - Wednesday 20th November.  You will be able to see the Mandala being destroyed at 7pm on Wednesday 20th in an event at the Church.   Both events are donation only. 
About the speaker, Drepung Kongpo Khangtsen Monks
Drepung Kongpo Khangtsen is part of Drepung Loseling Monastery. Khangtsen is a “unit of houses” within a Tibetan monastery, which usually consists of a meeting hall and several residential buildings.

With the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Drepung Loseling is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. A centre for the cultivation of both heart and intellect, it provides a sanctuary for the nurturance of inner peace and kindness, community understanding and global healing.
  
Drepung Monastery was founded in 1416 and was the principal seat of the Gelugpa school. Drepung was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India.
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18:30
Doors open
19:00
Event begins
20:30
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