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Opening Ceremony: Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion) Sand Mandala (Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse)
The Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse monastery will perform the cleansing and blessing ceremony in preparation for the daily work on the sand mandala. The sand mandala is laid down one grain of sand at a time. Avalokiteshvara, in Sanskrit, or Chenrezig, in Tibetan, is the Buddha of Compassion. In Tibetan Buddhism, Avalokiteshvara/Chenrezig teaches compassion through peaceful means.
This event is part of a two week visit by the Gaden Shartse monastery monks.
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