Goldenstein Gallery Artist in Residence Program Hosts a Tibetan Sand Mandala
I was privileged to attend the creation of a sacred Tibetan Sand Mandala at L'Auberge de Sedona. The Monks begin construction of the sand mandala by consecrating the site with sacred chants and music. Over a number of days, they fill in the design with millions of grains of colored sand. While constructing a mandala, Buddhist monks chant and meditate to invoke the divine energies of the deities residing within the mandala. The monks then ask for the deities' healing blessings. At its completion, the mandala will be blessed and then the blessed sand is swept up with small portions offered to those present. It was breath taking to experience the monks at work, you could viscerally feel a sense of peace in the room. This was part of Goldenstein Gallery's special Artist in Residence Program. The owner, Linda Goldenstein believes that art is a living, breathing experience and regularly host special events so the public can have a life enhancing experience. Their website has a complete listing of current events. www.GoldensteinArt.com
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