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MAYDAY! Peace Conference highlights Tibetan cultural resilience

By The Weekly Staff | May 2, 2014 | News

Tibetan monks created a traditional sand mandala in Christ Chapel as part of the conference. The basic form of the mandala is a square within a circle, which contains four “gates” opening to each of the four directions. These gates are the entrance to the teachings contained within the mandala. Agustin Murillo

Tibetan monks created a traditional sand mandala in Christ Chapel as part of the conference. The basic form of the mandala is a square within a circle, which contains four “gates” opening to each of the four directions. These gates are the entrance to the teachings contained within the mandala. Agustin Murillo

The mandala was destroyed at the end of the conference as part of a traditional Buddhist practice recognizing the impermanent and transitory nature of existence. Agustin Murillo

The mandala was destroyed at the end of the conference as part of a traditional Buddhist practice recognizing the impermanent and transitory nature of existence. Agustin Murillo

A group of Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma (Life) Monastery in Minneapolis, Minn. provided various demonstrations of Tibetan religious traditions throughout the conference. Agustin Murillo

A group of Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma (Life) Monastery in Minneapolis, Minn. provided various demonstrations of Tibetan religious traditions throughout the conference. Agustin Murillo

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