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Mandala Dismantling Ceremony: All Things Transitory

For nearly a month, visitors to St. Lawrence University's Brush Art Gallery have been given an opportunity for quiet reflection and meditation while viewing a sand mandala, constructed by Tenzin Yingyen, a Tibetan Buddhist lama, or master. In Tibetan Buddhism the creation of a colorful, intricately detailed sand mandala, or painting, is considered one of the highest forms of sacred teaching. It represents compassion and is used as a meditation tool. But, like life, it isn't permanent. Last Friday, the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen led a dismantling ceremony. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

SLU Hosts Tibetan Sand Mandala

Martha Foley talks with a Buddhist monk who is at St. Lawrence University to make a Tibetan sand mandala. The intricate sand paintings represent the cosmos and are used as meditation tools. This weekend, the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen will construct a Buddhist sand mandala at the Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence. He'll also present a "Teaching and Meditation on Compassion" in the gallery on Saturday night at 7:30.  Go to full article

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