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Mandala on the Yampa

  • 1289 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487
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    Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery return for a residency at Bud Werner Library, where they will create a Mandala Sand Painting from Tuesday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 14 in Library Hall. Steamboat Springs residents and visitors will have first-hand experience with a rare and beautiful art form that travels here from the high Himalayas as the monks lay down millions of grains of colorful sand to form an intricate mandala image. In addition to the mandala, the monks will perform Sacred Music and Sacred Dance at Strings Music Festival, host a community blessing puja at Perry-Mansfield, lead a community meditation at the Yampa River Botanic Park, and offer two free talks during their time in Steamboat. A Community Sand Painting designed by local artist Jill Bergman will provide everyone an opportunity try their hands at this delicate art as well. For all event schedules and details visit

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