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Thursday, May 17

The Sacred Art of The Sand Mandala

9:30 am

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Welcome event of the 2018 Sacred Arts Tour, newly arrived Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India

May 15 – 19, 2018



The Tibetan Buddhist Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery will return to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro to construct a sacred sand mandala to show their compassion and loving kindness for the ongoing support of the Chapel Hill Carrboro community.  The group will construct a mandala over a 5 day period beginning May 15th in the Nicholson Art Gallery at the ArtsCenter.


Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, May 15th, noon


Tuesday through Friday Schedule:

 Daily opening ritual, 9:30am

Construction, 10am – 5:30pm

Daily Closing Ritual, 5:30pm


Closing ceremony: Saturday May 19th – location and time TBA.


Nicholson Gallery is open to the public from 10 am to closing and is wheelchair accessible.  Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted.  All proceeds collected during this event will be sent directly to the monastery to house, care and feed the monks in residence at Drepung Gomang Monastery and benefit the Tibetan refugee community they serve in Mundgod.


Click here for parking information

Click here to download Mandala information PDF