If you have always wanted to witness this ceremony, you may now view it,
A thrilling spiritual and cultural event was held in the heart of Fort Bragg. Tibetan Monks performed a blessing for our area with the ancient sand mandala ceremony. The venerable monks of Sera Jey Monastic University in Southern India brought with them the sacred practice of Tibetan sand mandalas to share with our community. They spent three days at the Mendocino Center for Spiritual Learning Gathering Place at the Company Store in Fort Bragg where they created, and subsequently destroyed, a Blue Medicine Buddha Mandala.
The Medicine Buddha Mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand. A sand mandala is ritualistically destroyed once it has been completed and its accompanying ceremonies and viewing are finished to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of material life.