Tashi Kyil Monks Return to Notre Dame to create Peace Sand Mandala
Six Buddhist Monks of the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are returning to Notre Dame to create the sacred Peace Sand Mandala over the course of the week Monday, September 24 to Friday, September 28
Monday, September 24: Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday through Thursday: Monks creating the Peace Sand Mandala from 9:00 a.m. to 5p.m.
Friday, September 28: Closing Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.
All are welcome to observe this amazing intricate process and spend time with the monks.
Continuing the ecumenical monastic tradition begun between Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama, we have invited the monks to reflect on the common goal of compassion among all religious traditions and philosophies in the response to suffering.
Upon completion, the Sand Mandala is dismantled to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists.