Visitors to Gold Hill Museum from Monday 27 June are promised a free visual and cultural spectacle as Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery create a Sand Mandala in the Anna McDowell Garden Room. Using millions of grains of coloured sand, the monks draw intricate designs representing a fabulous palace into which they invite the Buddha as part of a traditional meditation. After a dedication and blessing the Mandala will be ceremonially destroyed and dispersed at noon on Monday 04 July.
Tickets for an evening performance of masked dance and sacred chant in Shaftesbury Town Hall at 7.00p.m. on 04 July are available from Nature’s Treasures at 15A High Street and on line at www.eventbrite.com.