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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.


September 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Raven Gallery
433 E Cooper Ave
Aspen, CO 81611 United States


Aspen Tibet