HEALING SANDS: The Sand Mandala Project


The Sand Mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand.  Each step in its creation and destruction is accompanied by rituals, ceremonies and chanting symbolizing the Buddhist philosophy in the transitory nature of material life. During January 9-13, 2013, Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala in the Blanton Museum’s Rapoport Atrium spreading compassion, wisdom and healing from this location outward.

Music: “Completion” by Willits + Sakamoto
Procession Footage courtesy of The Blanton Museum