Circles of Healing: Tibetan Sand Mandala Project from 2012

Medicine Buddha Mandala

Creation and Dissolution


September 21–October 11: 11 AM–1 PM, 2–5 PM (closed Mondays)
Davis Museum Chandler Gallery

Please note: The opening ceremony moved from Wednesday, September 20 to Thursday, September 21. The ceremony begins at 11 AM.

Opening ceremony: September 21, 11 AM
Closing ceremony: October 11, 3 PM

Over the course of three weeks, visiting monks from the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, New York, will construct a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala amidst the paintings of artist Eddie Martinez. Creation of the richly complex Medicine Buddha Mandala—a form imbued with powerful healing properties—will begin on September 20, and will be open to the public, Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 AM to 1 PM and 2 to 5 PM daily. The public is also invited to the final ritual step in the mandala’s completion, a dissolution ceremony on Wednesday, October 11 at 3 PM, which will begin at the Davis and conclude at Lake Waban.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.