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A sand mandala is created from millions of grains of coloured sand and is a true work of art. It takes the monks many hours over the 3 days to create the sand mandala and many months of training to prepare for the creation of it. It is hoped that the creation of a Sand Mandala will contribute to the healing and harmony of the local area and each of its inhabitants.
From Thursday 24 October to Saturday 26 October, 11am-4pm, the creation of a sand mandala can be watched and followed by the general public.
The opening ceremony for the mandala will take place at 11am on Thursday 24 October when the monks will chant powerful prayers for peace, prosperity and healing in traditional overtones.
The closing ceremony will start at 3 pm on Saturday 26 October. When the mandala is completed the sand is swept up and will be dispersed into the water of the ornamental lake by the museum so that any merit generated by the creation of the mandala can be dispersed into the world.