Hammer Museum

From October 26 - November 7, 2010I worked alongside the Monks as a facilitator of the installation as well as a docent for visitors about the community mandala. 

The Hammer Museum, in partnership with Ari Bhöd — the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation — presented The Mandala Project. This two-week program featured the construction of a Tibetan sand mandala by a team of traditionally trained Lamas visiting Los Angeles from the Thubten Choeling Monastery in Pharping, Nepal. The mandala they created was a sacred painting, following precise and ancient instructions passed down over thousands of years. Millions of grains of colored sand were sprinkled carefully on a flat surface over an elaborate 10-day ceremony. hammer.ucla.edu/newsblogs/?p=1631

These are my images from the installation.