Tibetan Buddhist circle of harmony in Lismore
A mandala, or circle of harmony, is a two-dimensional representation to the Buddha of healing and is being made for the first time by four Tibetan monks in Lismore.
Yoga instructor and Tibetan Buddhist Anne McGhee is hosting four Tibetan monks at her Yoga space in 131 Keen Street.
Venerable Lhundrup, Venerable Shakya, Venerable Tenpa and Venerable Dakpa are the four monks from Sera Mey monastery, located in an area known as Bylakuppe, south of India.
The general public is invited to visit the monks during the day between 9am-4.30pm free of charge, to watch them chant, work and interact with them, or just simply contemplate and meditate.
"Please just come and be in the presence, it is very healing, especially people suffering any illnesses," Mrs McGhee said.
After a week of patient labour and chanting started last Sunday, the monks will destroy the mandala at 4.30pm on Saturday, December 8.
The sand will be then carried in a procession down Magellan St to scatter into the river.
"The idea is to signify impermanence and our attachment to things. By doing this they are showing loss of attachment, which is a big lesson for us."
The travelling monks are fundraising to build a new temple at Sera Mey monastery.