URI is in for a unique mystical experience this fall, when a group of seven Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery spend a week on campus demonstrating the mystical arts of sand painting, chanting, and ceremonies for peace, healing, and compassion. Sponsored by the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, in conjunction with the university’s annual UN designated International Day of Peace celebration.
Enjoy watching the magnificent tantric Buddhist mandala sand paintings that are delicately created grain by grain to generated energies for global healing. Each day the monks will create the sand paintings in the lounge of the Memorial Union.
SAVE THE DATES: September 18 – 22, 2017, Monday-Friday, Memorial Union Lounge. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SAND PAINTING SCHEDULE in URI Memorial Union Lounge:
Monday (9/18) 12 Noon – 6PM Opening Ceremony begins at noon, with remarks by URI Pres. David Dooley
Tuesday-Thursday (9/19-9/21) 10AM – 6PM
Thursday (9/21/17) 10AM – 6PM; 12:15 – Chant for World Peace on Quad
Friday (9/22) 10AM – 11AM Completion of Mandala; 11AM – 12 Viewing of completed Mandala
Friday 12:30PM – 1:30PM – Closing ceremony
Please go to the URI Visitor Center, 95 Upper College Rd for a parking pass.