Monday, November 14, 2005

The Buddhists Are Here!

Sacred Sand Mandala Day 1


Buddhist monks from Tibet's Drepung Gomang Monastery are in Tallahassee, Fla. this week , a stop on "The Sacred Art of the Land of the Snow" North American Tour. The tour's purpose is to share the compassion, wisdom and generate wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist culture with North Americans.

Throughout the week, the monks will be interacting with Tallahassee residents on different levels, including creating a Sacred Sand Mandala (various geometric designs symbolizing the universe and used in meditation). In the foyer of the Mary Brogan Museum, the group of monks work on their knees designing. Each day, between 10 AM - 5 PM, they will work on it through Friday, Nov. 18. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the mandala will be taken to Lake Ella where it will be returned to the universe, via Lake Ella.

I plan on visiting them each day and will capture their progress. Unfortunately, I will not be in town Saturday to join them in the final celebration.

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