The Hershey Public Library and Hershey All Things Diversity welcome the artist Monks of the Deprung Gomang Monastery Wednesday, August 22 through Friday, August 24 at the library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.
The mandala is made by the methodical placement of grains of sand and is a temporary creation.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, August 22
11:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Mandala construction
Thursday, August 23
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Mandala construction
3:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Mandala construction
7:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Tea Puja
Friday, August 24
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Mandala construction
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
Hands on activities will be offered on Wednesday, August 22 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to try your hand at sand painting using the same tools the monks use to create the sand mandala. Learn how to paint traditional Tibetan symbols and mantras onto a stone. Please bring your own stone. Paint and brushes will be provided. Registration is not required.