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Religion Program and Asian Studies Program present

Impermanence: Sand Mandala

Thursday, April 4, 2013 – Sunday, April 7, 2013

[Impermanence: Sand Mandala]
The Venerable Lama Tenzin Yignen, Tibetan Buddhist monk from the Dalai Lama’s home monastery Namgyal and visiting professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will install a sand mandala, a “cosmic diagram that represents the dwelling place or “celestial mansion” of the Buddha of Compassion, over the course of five days. Just when it is complete, the mandala will be ritually cut, swept together, and taken in procession down to the river in this performed lesson on impermanence.

For more information, call 845-758-7207, or e-mail

Location: RKC Lobby