The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour with the monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery have returned to St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. The Tibetan Monks have been working on an elaborate sand mandala, all visitors are welcome (10 am-6 pm Monday-Saturday) to come and watch the process.
“The sand mandala is an ancient Tibetan art form and is carefully constructed from colored sand particles (in old Tibet ground gems, herbs, minerals) forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world,” explains Sierra Friends of Tibet.
For a complete list of blessings, talks or events click here. The closing ceremony is Saturday, January 31st. There will be a blessing and the sand will be swept up and given as gifts to local communities members. Thank you Sierra Friends of Tibet for providing our community an opportunity to witness and watch the Tibetan monks practice their ancient art.
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