MEDICINE BUDDHA MANDALA — CREATION and DISSOLUTION
September 20-October 11
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Opening ceremony: September 20 at 11 AM
Closing ceremony: October 11 at 3 PM
Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery
Over the course of three weeks, visiting monks from the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, New York will construct a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala amidst the paintings of artist Eddie Martinez. Creation of the richly complex Medicine Buddha Mandala—a form imbued with powerful healing properties—will begin on September 20, and will be open to the public, Tuesdays through Sundays, between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM daily. The public is also invited to the final ritual step in the mandala’s completion, a dissolution ceremony on Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00 PM which will begin at the Davis and conclude at Lake Waban.