Opening Ceremony for the Sacred Art of the Sand Mandala. The Tibetan Buddhist Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery will return to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro to construct a sacred sand mandala to show their compassion and loving kindness for the ongoing support of the Chapel Hill Carrboro community. The group will construct a mandala over a 5 day period beginning April 30th in the Nicholson Art Gallery at the ArtsCenter. The opening ceremony for the Mandala construction is scheduled for April 30th starting at 1pm and will continue until 2pm. The construction of the mandala will begin after the ceremony ends at 2pm and will continue into the evening. Mandala construction will continue from Monday May 1st to May 5th from roughly noon into the evening. Closing ceremony and deconstruction of the Mandala will be held Saturday May 6th – time TBA.
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