Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sand Mandala

All week six monks from the Tibetan monastery of Gaden Shartse in southern India have been at Gannon University in downtown Erie constructing a sand mandala and sharing their life, music, prayer and dance with the Erie community.

These six have been sharing their "Sacred Earth, Healing Arts of Tibet" tour throughout the States for 15 months and will return to their community of 400 in a few months. We attended their Monday evening presentation and were transfixed for two hours as they truly mesmerized a packed auditorium with their folk dance, music, costumes and some of their other rituals.

From here they go to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

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