MADE LIVE AT LHAGSAM TIBETAN MEDITATION CENTER IN ZURICH
DURATION: December 2, 15.00 to 18.00, December 3 – 4, 9.30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 18.00
CATEGORY: Culture and Ritual
Drop in anytime. No registration required.
Sand Mandalas are pieces of art, which symbolically represent the palaces of the Buddha. Mandalas are created by using coloured sand, and every aspect of the mandala has a symbolic meaning – nothing is left to chance.
Stop by at our center anytime from the 2nd to the 4th of December 9.30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 18.00 to watch the Ngari Khangtsen monks from the Sera Monastery in South India making a sand mandala at Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation center in Zurich. You will have a chance to chat with the monks, watch them at work, meditate and purchase unique arts and crafts. The Ngari Khangtsen monks are collecting funds for a new library in their monastery and you will also have an opportunity to make a donation for this project.
A portion of the sand is kept and distributed to the participants of the ceremony as a blessing. The Mandala is a method for bringing compassion and harmony into our world, through genuine practice, generated from a mind of great compassion unified with a mind of wisdom that realizes emptiness. Just to glimpse at a Mandala is said to create a positive impression on the mind of visitors, inviting powerful healing forces and generating great blessings.
No registration required
Duration: December 2 – 4, 9.30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 18.00 (drop in anytime)
Cost: You would make the Ngari Khangtsen monks very happy by making a small donation to help them to build a new library at their Sera Monastery in South India. If you have no clue how much to donate, we suggest 20 CHF.