Friday, September 28, 2012

Tibetan Monks create sand mandala at SMU

By Julianne Bartosz
Editor in Chief

The Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery visited Saint Mary’s University and created a sand mandal.

SMU students were able to watch the Tibetan Monks complete the sacred tradition that includes creating intricate designs from colored sand then destroying the creation.

The Tibetan Monks spent one week at SMU, which concluded with a closing ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21.  During this ceremony, the sand mandala was destroyed and some of the sand was released into Gilmore Crekk.

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