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Sand mandala painting created in Gallery Square

 

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.
 
  • Sand Mandala painting 1, Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting
    Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting
 
The monks, from Tserkamo Monastery, worked over four days to create the sand mandala painting. 
 
  • Sand mandala painting 2, Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting
    Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting
  • Sand Mandala painting 3, Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting
    Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating 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.
 
  • Sand Mandala painting 4, Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting
    Monks from Tserkamo Monastery creating sand mandala painting