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Vajrasattva Mandala Dissolution Ceremony
September 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-6
What’s a dissolution ceremony?
Upon completion of the mandala, the monks will purposely destroy the magnificent work of art. The Buddha’s last words were “All things are impermanent, work out your salvation with diligence.” In upholding the principle that life is transient, the monks sweep up the mandala and place the sand in a river, lake, or ocean as an offering to purify the surrounding environment.
After being swept, sand will be given to all in attendance with the remainder deposited into the Roaring Fork River.