Sand mandalas are an ancient, sacred form of Tibetan Buddhist art. The word, mandala, is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle”. A mandala represents the wholeness and harmony at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist universe. Mandalas are cosmic maps that chart the succession of initiations from the historical Buddha 2600 years ago to present day. They are a crucial aspect of most Buddhist traditions and are used to guide practitioners to enlightenment.
This year a group of four monks from the Dzongkar Choede Monastery, headed by Abbot Khenpo Jampa Soepa, are touring Canada. Dzongkar Choede is an ancient monastery tracing its roots to 1270. The monks will stop in Regina at the Buddhist Centre of Regina from August 27 to September 1st. During their stay they will build sand mandalas to show this ancient art to people here and to foster world peace and harmony through prayers and the dispersion of positive energies.
Come to this free event. You will have a chance to watch the sand mandala being constructed by Tibetan monks.
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date: Wednesday August 28, 2019 to Sunday September 1, 2019
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 6:30PM -9:00PM
Opening ceremony at 6:30PM
Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday, August 31th, 2019 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, September 1st, 2019 | 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Closing ceremony at 6:30PM
Venue & Address
Buddhist Centre of Regina, 1401 Robinson Street, Regina
Wheelchair not accessible
Accessible by Public Transport