The sand mandala will be created at Golden Drum, 97 Green Street, G1, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Visit the space anytime between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily from July 31 - August 5 to witness the creation of the mandala. There will be a prayer to open the day every morning at 9:00 am. All are welcome!
The Mandala purifies the creator from past negative deeds and that viewers will recover from physical sickness and mental problems. Mandalas are also believed to generate compassion in the viewer’s heart and lay a foundation of constrictive karmic imprints. Also, the nation and the place where the Mandala is created will have timely rainfall, prosperity and peace.
The Drepung Gomang monks are renowned for the Sacred Art of Sand Mandala Construction. The event includes opening ceremonies, informal conversation and socializing as the mandala is created and formal closing ceremonies. Closing ceremonies include prayers, chanting, deconstruction of the mandala and sharing the blessed sand.
The monks will construct the following Sand Mandalas:
- Amitayus Sand Mandala (Tsepek Mae)
- Buddha of long life and compassion, love and peace.
- Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala (Menlha)
- The manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings
- Green Tara Sand Mandala (Dol jang)
- Female Buddha that grants protection and relief from sufferings, generates compassion, love and peace.
The space will be open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for visitors to witness the creation of the mandala. There will be a prayer to open the day every morning at 9:00 am. All are welcome!
Beautiful merchandise will be available for sale throughout the visit. Most of the items are hand-made including jewelry, clothing, artwork, memorabilia as well as traditional Tibetan instruments such as solid brass singing bowls. Proceeds from the sale of these items support the work of the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Southern India where thousands of Tibetan refugees are supported.