Learn how to create your own a Mandala with the traditional metal tools (they look a lot like cake icing tubes). Be tutored by the expert Tashi Lhunpo monks in the ancient craft of sand mandala. Bookings appreciated (so we can prepare materials) but you can also come along on the day. Cost for the workshop is $40/$20, and includes all equipment and materials.
What is a sand mandala?
A sand mandala is thought to bring peace and harmony to the area where it is being constructed and visitors who witness the activity are able to find greater compassion, awareness, and a better sense of well-being – a sand mandala benefits all beings. When the monks have finished creating the mandala, they dissolve the entire creation. The sand is cast into a body of water such as a local river to emphasize and highlight the impermanence of all things and the importance of non-attachment, and to bless all the creatures in the ocean.