Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala


The Whangarei Art Museum – Te Manawa Toi is honoured to be hosting Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala where the community will be given the opportunity to witness Tibetan monks Ven. Geshe Jamyang Sherab and Ven. Karma Gyasey create an exquisite sand mandala over a period of two weeks.

A sand mandala is a two dimensional representation of an enlightened being’s place of residence and everything that is contained within it. The mandala is an expression of the state of complete enlightenment and is used as an aid to meditation.

Opening Ceremony: Monday 26th Sep – 4.30pm
Closing Ceremony: Sunday 4th Dec – 10.30am
The closing ceremony will be followed by a Community Pot-Luck lunch at 12.30pm.
Attendees to either or both ceremonies need to bring cushions and blankets to sit on. During the closing ceremony the community can bring flower-heads to be used as offerings to the nagas. Please see the links to left for more info in our Press Release.