Sacred Arts of Tibet

tibetan monks in omaha Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastic College perform the opening ceremony of their Sand Mandala project at the Omaha Healing Arts Center on Sept. 9. (Photo courtesy of one of NMC's own NRS340 students)

  • Date: September 14, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Location: Hood Lobby, Clark Building

Compassion, Healing and the Sacred Art of Sand Madala Dedicated to the Medicine Buddha

Engage in conversation with the monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery, who will be in the Hood Lobby of the Clark building on Monday, Sept. 14. The monks are visiting Omaha Sept. 7-19 and are constructing a sand mandala at the Omaha Healing Arts Center.

Discover more about the Tibetan Monks and their tour.

Sand mandalas are sacred sand paintings that are an ancient tradition of Tibetan monks.  The Omaha mandala is dedicated to the Medicine Buddha, Menla.

Menla (Medicine Buddha) is the embodiment of the power of healing of all the Buddhas.

As has been confirmed by both Western and Eastern scientific research, strength of the mind and will has a major role in the process of healing. For millennia our ancestors have been aware of the effect of spiritual practice upon healing, and have used it as a necessary supplement to medication.

The Medicine Buddha empowerment is meant to establish a special connection between the participant and the deity. Once this relationship has been developed and strengthened through the empowerment, the participant will become more open to receiving the benefits of the healing powers of all the Buddhas.

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