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Tashi Lhunpo monks create sand mandala at Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

Tashi Lhunpo Monks create Sand Mandala
at the Museum of East Asian Art
14th - 19th October 2008

As part of the Museum of East Asian Art’s Season of Tibet and associated exhibition COSMIC DESIGN: TIBETAN MANDALA (9th September – 9th December), we will be welcoming eight monks from the world renowned Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India, from 14th- 19th of October. The monks will spend six days creating a Tara mandala out of sand.

During the six days the monks will also be hosting an hour-and-a-half workshop that will be repeated three times over the week to give as many visitors as possible the chance to take part. The workshop will teach various monastic crafts, such as sand mandala making, Tibetan calligraphy, butter sculpting and prayer flag printing. All participants will leave with their own prayer flag. The workshops will be held as follows:
Wednesday 15th October: 12noon – 1.30pm
Friday 17th October: 3pm – 4.30pm
Saturday 18th October: 10.30am – 12noon

Each workshop will cost £5 per person. To book a place please contact the Museum at least five days in advance. However, as we expect interest in the workshops to be high, please book early to avoid disappointment.

The DESTRUCTION OF THE MANDALA will take place from 10.30 am ON SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER, with the sand then being carried in a procession to Pulteney Bridge/Parade Gardens, where it will be poured into the River Avon. Places at the destruction ceremony will be limited and are available on a first come basis on the day. All are welcome to join the procession to Pulteney Bridge.

A “Mandala Ticket” is available and will entitle the holder to unlimited visits from the 14th to 19th of October to view the progress of the mandala. To book onto a workshop or to purchase a Mandala ticket please contact or visit the Museum.

For more information contact
The Museum of East Asian Art
on 01225 464640 or email

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