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Sacred Art Tour
March 27, 2018 - March 31, 2018
For the first time, the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery in Mundgod, India, are visiting Maine! From March 27-31, 2018, the monks will be creating a sand mandala at Georges River Land Trust’s Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road, Cushing. Here is a DETAILED, PRINTABLE, LIST OF EVENTS AND SCHEDULE. Parking is limited at the Preserve, so we encourage you to carpool.
During their 10-month national tour, eight Tibetan refuge Buddhist monks will be sharing ancient Tibetan traditions, culture and global compassion. The intricate creation of sand mandala over six days will not only be a public exhibition of extraordinary art, it will reveal profound lessons of impermanence, interdependence, peace and collaboration.
All are welcome to experience the creation of the sand mandala in the Great Room at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve throughout the week. On March 31, the monks will carry sacred sand to the St. George River to bless our watershed.
The week will include cultural performances and meditation class at The Dancing Elephant, rock painting workshop, an evening fire puja at Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and a traditional Tibetan culinary experience at First Universalist Church in Rockland!
All the events are open to the public. Tibetan merchandise will be for sale at all the events; proceeds from the sales go to support 2,000 Tibetan refugee monks in southern India. Donations are encouraged. If you would like more information, please email Cynthia or call 594-5166.