Monks’ mandala sand painting underway at Aspen Chapel

Staff report

Tibetan Buddhist Monks visiting from Drepung Loseling Monastery this week are continuing the work they started of a mandala sand painting on Sunday morning at the Aspen Chapel.

Mediations with the monks are free and open to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The public can also view the monks creating the mandala sand painting from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday; and 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday. The closing ceremony and dispersal of the sand take place from 2-3 p.m. Thursday.

All events also are live-streamed on

To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe, according to a news release from Aspen Chapel.