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Join the Thomas Merton Center for a dissolution ceremony of the Tibetan Sacred Sand Mandala, created by monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery during the week of December 3rd.

Sand mandalas are colorful, temporary pieces of artwork expressing aspects of Buddhist philosophy. They’ve been part of Tibetan artistic expression for centuries. Learn more about sand mandalas.

Merton expressed interest in Buddhism and other Eastern religions and, in the month before he died, met with the Dalai Lama in India.

The closing ceremony will take place on December 10 (the date of Merton’s death) at 11 a.m at the Thomas Merton Center, Bellarmine University’s W.L. Lyons Brown Library

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