February 19, 2014

Creation Of A Sand Mandala At The Asia Society

By Jodi Silberstein

Over the course of five days, Monks from the Drigung (Drikung) Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism will create a sand mandala. This spiritual symbol is often used to represent perfect harmony in the world. The monks will first draw a formal pattern on the base before placing millions of grains of brightly colored sand to form the mandala. This mandala to being made in conjunction with the Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery exhibit. asiasociety.org