Sand Mandala

June 17—19 and Sunday, June 21st A Global Peace and Compassion Tour comes to Knox!

A group of three Tibetan monks from Zongkar Choede monastery in Tibet is on a Global Peace and Compassion Tour.


We, at Knox, are honoured to host them for four days as they build a Sand Mandala in our beautiful Labyrinth Room.

Among the Tibetan arts, the sand mandala is one of the most unique and exquisite.

Millions of grains of coloured sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of several days, forming an intricate diagram of the enlightened mind and the ideal world. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “world in harmony.”

On June 17th at 10:00 a.m. the opening ceremony will take place.

Creation of the sand mandala will begin immediately afterward and will continue on the 18th and 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, June 21st, the congregation is invited to witness the final blessing of the mandala and receive a small sample of sand to take away, praying for a world in harmony.

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