TAFE transformed

TAFE’S Gallery Central in Aberdeen Street will be transformed into a shrine this week, with a chant master from the Phen Dhe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Association holding morning meditations while creating a sacred sand mandala.

The mandalas are created from memory and the designs are reputedly 2500 years old; but emphasising the impermanence of life, at the end of the project they’ll be swept up and thrown into the river.

This week’s will celebrate female aspect of Buddha. Alongside their mandala, visiting Indian monk Thupten Jigme and Perth-based Thupten Lodey will be chanting using the distinctive Buddhist harmonic singing.

The opening ceremony’s today (Saturday October 20) at 3pm and for more details head to http://www.gallerycentral.com.au

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