Continuing the ecumenical monastic tradition begun between Trappist monk Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama, the Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine has invited the Tashi Kyil monks to create the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala to recognize the common goal of compassion among all spiritual traditions and philosophies in the response to suffering.
The Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala will be done in particular to honor the compassion of people working in healthcare and anyone who dedicates their life to making the world a better place.
Upon completion, the Sand Mandala is dismantled to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. All are welcome to observe this intricate process and spend time with the monks.
Free and open to the public.
Monday, November 6 at 10 am
Monks create the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala
Tuesday – Thursday
9 am – 5 pm
Presentation about the Tashi Kyil Monastery and the Dalai Lama
Tuesday, 7 pm
Friday, November 10 at 4 pm
Sponsored by the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine in the College of Science and the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion in the Keough School of Global Affairs.
Originally published at compassionatecare.nd.edu.