The Mystical Arts of Tibet: A Buddhist Approach to Working with Emotions Workshop

Human emotions bring tone and color to experiences, and predispose people to deal with challenges and problem situations in specific ways.  Having the emotional body strong and healthy can allow humans to meet life most effectively and creatively. From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. In Tibetan this art is called "dul-tson-kyil-khor," which literally means "mandala of colored powders."  Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of five days. Formed of a traditional prescribed iconography that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of ancient spiritual symbols, the sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants. Part of the Grand Challenges Project: Fresh Water for All.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:00pm

Penfield Library, 215
43.453599, -76.544010

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Lectures & Presentations, Workshops & Seminars, Other events

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, Public, Prospective Students


Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness



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Alexandra Sorbello left a positive review 4/10/2019

I absolutely LOVED this event. Not only interesting to see another completely different way of life but the creation of the beautiful Mandala...teaching of kindness and compassion in a world that is seriously lacking. The emotions workshop was presented with such sweetness, and really made sense. It hit home with me and I think many of the students there were really interested to hear their philosophy as well.