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Monks Schedule 2019
November 23rd - 30th

Opening Ceremony & Reception

Saturday 

November 23

2pm - 5pm

donation

Mandalas are created for the healing of living beings and the environment.  They are also created as a meditation tool to become one with the universe.  This week, the monk artists will create a colorful mandala sand painting as a meditative practice on world healing and as a symbol for the impermanence of life.  Join us for the opening ceremony and reception to be a part of the beginning stages, including chanting, music, and mantra recitation and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Lama Chopa Puja

Sunday

November 24

11am - 12 pm

$15

Join us for the blessing of the offerings and prayers for attendants and the community.  Lama Chopa Puja is a limited seating ticketed event.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the gallery at 772-888-3827.  Mandala sand painting to follow.

Mandala Sand Painting

Sunday

November 24

12:30 - 5:00

donation

Throughout the residency, the monks pour millions of grains of sand into place over a period of days, using traditional metal funnels called chak-pur.  

Mandala Sand Painting

Monday 

November 25

11 am - 7 pm

donation

Throughout the residency, the monks pour millions of grains of sand into place over a period of days, using traditional metal funnels called chak-pur.  The day will come to a close with 20 minutes of chants and mediation beginning at 6:30.

Mandala Sand Painting

Tuesday

November 26

11 am - 7 pm

donation

Throughout the residency, the monks pour millions of grains of sand into place over a period of days, using traditional metal funnels called chak-pur.  The day will come to a close with 20 minutes of chants and mediation beginning at 6:30.

Mandala Sand Painting

Wednesday

November 27

11 am - 7 pm

donation

Throughout the residency, the monks pour millions of grains of sand into place over a period of days, using traditional metal funnels called chak-pur.  The day will come to a close with 20 minutes of chants and mediation beginning at 6:30.

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday

November 28

CLOSED

The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Mandala Sand Painting

Friday

November 29

11 am - 7 pm

donation

Throughout the residency, the monks pour millions of grains of sand into place over a period of days, using traditional metal funnels called chak-pur.  The day will come to a close with 20 minutes of chants and mediation beginning at 6:30.  Lecture by head lama "Buddhist Approach to Working with the Emotions" to follow.

 Lecture - "Buddhist Approach to Working with the Emotions"

Friday

November 29

7:00 pm

This lecture is a limited seating ticketed event.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the gallery at 772-888-3827.

Mandala Sand Painting & Closing Ceremony

Saturday

November 30

12pm - 2pm

The monks conclude their creation of the Mandala with its consecration.  During the closing ceremony the monks will dismantle the mandala, sweeping up the colored sands to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists.  Half of the sand will be distributed to the audience as blessings for personal health and healing.  The remaining sand is carried in a procession by the monks, accompanied by guests, to a flowing body of water.  Here the sand is ceremonially poured into the water, thus dispersing the healing energies of the mandala throughout the world.