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Watch the Construction of the Sand Mandala for World Peace!

At DGCEC, Wednesday, December 31st to Sunday, January 4th

sacred arts tour mandala The Monks of The Sacred Arts Tour will Construct a new Sand Mandala for World Peace – Come along and enjoy the tranquility of the Shrine room and witness the ancient and mysterious Tibetan practice of creating stunningly beautiful sacred images from colored sand.

Full Details of Schedule

New Year’s Eve

World Peace Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony:

Wednesday, December 31st, Noon

End 2014 well and begin 2015 auspiciously as part of this five day prayer for non-violence in the United States and around the world. Join interfaith and community leaders for the opening ceremony from Noon to 1:00pm at DGCEC. Then follow the construction over the next days:

Wednesday, 12/31: 1 – 6pm

Thursday, 1/1/2015: 2 – 6pm

Friday, 1/2/: 10am – 5pm

Saturday, 1/3: Noon to 3pm

Sunday, 1/4: 2 – 5pm with the Dissolution Ceremony at 4:30pm

Special Meditation Vigil for the New Year:

Wednesday, December 31st, 7-8:00pm                 

Join us in “seeing the old year out” with chanting, meditation, simple refreshments

New Year’s Day

World Day of Prayer for Peace Service

Thursday, January 1st, 2015, 10-11:00am                 

You are invited to join Drepung Gomang monks and other interfaith leaders for this reflective prayer at St. William, 1226 W. Oak Street, 40210.

Saturday, January 3rd

Green Tara Prayer: 10am – Noon

Teaching on The Four Noble Truths and Two Truths: 3:30pm                    

Sunday, January 4th                 

Teaching on Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva:          10am – Noon                    

Creation of Sand Mandala: 2 – 5pm

Mandala Dissolution Ceremony: 4:30pm