Tibetan Monks to visit Tippecanoe Arts Federation

Tibetan monks make sand mandala

The visiting monks will create a Sand Mandala in the East Gallery of the Wells Community Cultural Center in Lafayette.


LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery return to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation November 11- 20, 2010. They will be creating a Sand Mandala in the East Gallery of the Wells Community Cultural Center (638 North Street Lafayette, Indiana) throughout the week.

During their stay, visitors can also learn about the ancient Tibetan art form of Butter Sculpture on Monday the 15th at the Make Art with the Monks free, hands-on art activity that is open to all ages. Donations are suggested.

Schedule for the Week

  • Opening Ceremony: Thursday, November 11, 1:00pm
  • Sand Mandala: Monday-Friday, 10:00a-4:00p
  • Butter Sculpture: Monday, November 15, 4:00p-6:00p
  • Deconstruction Ceremony: Saturday, November 20, 1:00pm with procession to the Wabash River following the ceremony.

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