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Volume 52, Issue 1

December 5, 2008

Tibetan monks create sand mandala in the Kraemer Family Library. 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities and the Library are hosting the Tibetan Monks of the Garden Shartse Monastery today through Sunday.  The monks are creating a one-of-a-kind sand mandala in the front entrance of the library on the 2nd floor. The closing ceremony will take place Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. A sand mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand.  Once complete, the mandala is ritualistically destroyed to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of material life.


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