Submitted by Penny Shissler Office Clerk
October 15, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Two students adding colorful sand to the sand mandala

The Community Sand Mandala is a project designed by Professor Patterson’s class, Art 205: Introduction to Visual Thinking: How To See.  Each student created a mandala design. The design by Jasper Lopez was chosen to create the Community Sand Mandala. All the preliminary drawings will be on display near the community mandala.  

Come join in the fun to help create the community sand mandala alongside the Mandala Sand Painting by the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Try your hand at using the traditional metal funnel called a chak-pur while running a metal rod on its grated surface. The vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid onto the pre-drawn design.

Monday, 10/21, 12:00-6:00 pm; All events in DPC

Tuesday, 10/22, 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday, 10/22 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

4:30-6:00 pm-public lecture “Tibetan Buddhist Views of Death and Dying”

Thursday, 10/23, 9:00-5:00 pm

We are grateful to our co-sponsors the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee, Student Government Association, the Arts Alliance, and departments of music, philosophy & religious studies, English, art & art history, sociology, history and international languages and cultures, the Asian Pacific American Club, and Office of the Provost.

For more information contact John Schroeder,