Dissolution of the Sand Mandala

Dissolution of the Sand Mandala
The Tashilhunpo monks 
Sunday 8 July
From 9.00am

As an illustration of the central Buddhist teaching that all composite things fall apart and that we cause ourselves unnecessary suffering if we get stuck on them, the Tashilhunpo monks will break down the sand mandala and dispose of the sand to bless the environment.
 
The ceremony will run on Tibeti time, that is that none of us has any idea when it will happen except to say that that it will happen at some time between 9.30am and 11am when they leave Jamyang for their next venue!  
 
Relax into a time bubble not dominated by the false time of clocks - but make sure you see the beauty of the sand mandala before it is destroyed !

Tashilhunpo monastery was refounded in South India after the Tibetans were forced to flee their homeland to keep their religious freedom.  Here the special study, meditation, practice and artistic traditions of the monastery have been kept alive despite so few of the monks being able to escape to freedom.
 
Tashilhunpo was founded near Shigatse in the central Tibetan province of Tsang by the very first Dalai Lama, Gendun Drub.  It became the monastic seat of one of the other high lamas of the Geluk tradition, the Panchen Lama, and was the centre of a unique and vibrant culture of spiritual development.  
 
Unfortunately the current recognised incarnation of the Panchen Lama was 'disappeared' many years ago at a very young age by the Chinese Communist Party and it is unknown today whether he is dead or alive.
 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been very supportive and encouraging of the monks to keep alive their vibrant practice traditions and they are deeply supportive of him.
 
Over the years Jamyang has built a warm and close relationship with the monastery and the monks and their UK charitable organisation Tashilhunpo UK and we look forward to spending time once more with our delightful friends.
 
Please do come along to see the mandala as it takes shape and please do come to the the evening workshop and chanting sessions.  The mandala will be dissolved/ destroyed on the morning of Saturday so if you want to see that please do come along around 9.30am.
 
The monks usually set up shop while with us offering a chance to support the monastery directly.  A particular favourite on the last two visits was the yak hair blankets, really really warm in winter.

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Event date 08-07-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-07-2018 5:00 pm
Location
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
43A Renfrew Road, Lambeth, London SE11 4NA, UK London, London SE11 4NA United Kingdom
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
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