Birmingham Museum of Art Opening Ceremony: Sand Mandala
Lama Tenzin Deshek, director of the Losel Maitri Buddhist Center in Birmingham, will spend two weeks creating a sand mandala in the BMA lobby. Mandalas are often the focus of meditation and used as a tool to guide the devotee into a deeper understanding of the universe and their place within it. Lama Deshek has chosen the Chenrezig mandala, a multi-colored geometric pattern representing the Buddha of Compassion. It reveals how peace, harmony and positive change can be achieved through compassion, emptiness and meditation. In the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala is destroyed at the end of its creation to reiterate the concept that nothing is permanent.
More IndiaFest Events
There are currently no scheduled events.
Join us for our 3rd Annual (Virtual Zoom) Therapeutic Magic Camp (Camp II) Presented by UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine (AIM) and UAB Department of Occupational Therapy...
Join us for our next Inside the Arts LIVE event featuring a virtual gallery talk led by artist, Michael Dixon. Attendees will have a chance to participate in...
Beep! Beep! Join Vocabby® and ArtPlay friends on Saturday, July 18 at 10:30am CT and visit the orchestra! We will explore new and music-inspired words from materials found around...
See All Events