When: Sat., March 30, 3:30-5 p.m. 2019
Norman Cultural Connection will host Tibetan monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery March 24–30, 2019. A variety of events will take place during the week-long visit including a welcome ceremony, an event series, and the artistic creation of a mandala sand painting. During the final ceremony, the sand mandala will be dismantled and swept away as a symbol of the impermanence of all things. All in attendance will then gather at the Canadian River, where the sand will be disbursed to distribute the healing blessings of the mandala throughout the community.