A Mandala in the hope of peace
At the Museum, three tibetan monks are creating a Mandala Yamantaka, a holy buddhist painting, mad of fine marble powder. Once complete, the Mandala will size 4 by 4 meters, being the biggest sand mandala ever made in Europe
The three tibetan monks are refugees in Shartse Norling monastery , in India. By making the Mandala, they want to deliver their message of peace and hope, in alternatve to those boycott whishes followed to the recent facts in Tibet. The mandala brings the hope of a peaceful and respecful cohabitation betwwen Tibetans and Chinese People.
The mandala will be completed just three weeks before the Olympics opening day, and after its completion, the artwork will be destroyed by the monks, through a traditional ceremony, and the sands of the mandala will be distributed to all those who will attend.
The Museum's webcam will follow the construction of the mandala 24 for hours a day. The entrance to the mandala room is permitted during the Museum's regular opening timetable., with the regular entrance fees.