Perth, Australia -- The Phen Dhe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Association will be hosting the creation of a Buddhist Mandala from October 11 to 18, 2014 at its centre in Perth.
This will be a unique opportunity to meet two Tibetan Buddhist monks, see them in action in creating the mandala and joining them in their chanting and meditation. Admission is free.
The gallery will be transformed into a shrine with morning meditations led by a chant master alongside the creation of a sacred sand mandala. The mandala is created with the purpose of giving positive energy as well as being an object of beauty.
The project invites visitors to contemplate the impermanence of life by observing the monks spending many hours painstakingly creating an intricate mandala with coloured sands, which is then given back to the earth.
Visitors return to observe the progress on a daily basis and participate in the morning meditation. Opening and closing events ceremoniously mark the project.
This event is resented by the Phen Dhe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Association and is supported by the City of Perth and Lotterwest.
If you go
When: 11 to 18 Oct, 2014
What: Opening ceremony 1pm Sat 11 Oct. losing ceremony 1pm Sat 18 OCT. Morning meditations 8.30am Mon to Fri 13 – 17 Oct,View Mon to Fri 10-4pm