Tibetan Buddhist Mandala – June 2010

Buddhist Monks transform the gallery into a shrine with the creation of a sacred and ephemeral sand mandala over a ten day period. Plus join the chanting meditation in the mornings.

open 10am – 4pm + meditations at 8.30am 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8, 9, 10, 11 June 2010 . The monks take a break 12-2pm.  Gallery Central @ 12 aberdeen street northbridge

The sand mandala is an intricate sacred artwork made from coloured marble sands. It grows each day as sands are poured a few grains at a time, through ancient funnel implements. The mandala designs, which are 2,500 years old, have been passed through the ages unchanged and are constructed from memory, which is part of a Buddhist Monk’s rigorous training.

The project invites visitors to contemplate the impermanence of life by observing the monks spending many hours painstakingly creating something that is then given back to the earth.

Drop in to visit the work-in-progress or register to attend the ceremonial opening and closing events at the Tafe Central Gallery.

Presented by Phen Dhe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Association and proudly supported by the City of Perth and the Office of Multicultural Interests, WA.

open 10am – 4pm + meditations at 8.30am 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8, 9, 10, 11 June . The monks take a break 12-2pm.

On show 2-11 June (closed Sun 6/Mon 7 June)

closing event 1pm 12 June