Today at work…

The Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery visited campus and created a sand Mandala. I got to photograph their work as part of my work at Nichols.

Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Opening ceremony prayers.

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Layout of the mandala done first in chalk lines

Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling MonasteryMandala in progress. It was fascinating to watch them work. 

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Detail shot of the mandala in progress.

Fischer Institute Presents: Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling MonasteryThe completed work.

Fischer Institute Presents: Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Closing ceremony – the mandala is swept up and placed in a bag.

 
Fischer Institute Presents: Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

The sand is distributed in a nearby stream

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Wormtown Fleet – Seen in Worcester: DPW & Parks Open House

Sometimes when you get stuck in traffic you find out about stuff like this – An invitation to an open house! Thank you, DPW & Parks.

join us, sept. 11, 10am-1pm

 

Their open house will be on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 20 East Worcester Street. There’s a handy sign up at the corner of Park Ave. an Salisbury Street to remind you or you could find out all you need to know on the City of Worcester website

Here are some of the fun things you can do at the open house

  • Food & Refreshments (provided by the DPW & Parks Store)
  • Over $2,000,000 of Equipment on Display
  • Educational Displays
  • Games & Activities
  • Hay Rides

Wormtown Fleet. A salute to the inimitable Jeff Barnard