Lyon will host Tibetan monks Nov. 4 through Nov. 7 to create sand painting in Holloway Theater

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Lyon College will is hosting a group of visiting Tibetan monks on campus Monday, Nov. 4, through Thursday, Nov. 7.

The monks will create a Mandala Sand Painting in Lyon’s Holloway Theater. Visitors can view the sand painting on Monday until 5 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday, the sand painting will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and a closing ceremony will take place at noon. The monks will dismantle the Mandala, sweeping up the colored sands to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. Half of the sand will be distributed to all in attendance.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a Community Sand Painting for the duration of the event.

These events are free and open to the public.

Image via Lyon College

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