For the past few days, the Horniman has played host to a group of Buddhist monks who have created a magnificent sand mandala painting using millions of tiny coloured grains of sand. Tantric Buddhist mandala sand paintings are painstakingly poured grain by grain to generate energies for global healing.
The process began with an opening ceremony on Tuesday 30 November, featuring a Black Hat dance accompanied by Tibetan Horns.
The monks, from Tserkamo Monastery, worked over four days to create the sand mandala painting.
We are delighted to say that the completed sand mandala painting has been acquired by the Museum, so visitors can continue to enjoy and learn from this wonderful object.