Manjushri Sand Mandala – 2019
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences. The tours offer a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s most ancient sacred traditions presented by a group of monk artists for whom these traditions are a way of life.
We have been honored to host the monks each year since 2000 as they construct a sand mandala by pouring and combining millions of grains of colored sand. The creation process takes nine days, after which the mandala is ceremoniously destroyed; a beautiful metaphor for the impermanence of life.
Unfortunately we were unable to host the monks this year so they constructed this Manjushri Sands mandala at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
You can learn more about the Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and the Mystical Arts of Tibet Tour by visiting www.MysticalArtsOfTibet.org