Religion in Museums

When museums and religion collide

Tibetan Sand Mandala at Glencairn Museum


The Venerable Lama Losang Samten creating a sand mandala at Glencairn Museum, Philadelphia. The museum’s latest newsletter carries an interview with him: go to, and then to the April Newsletter. Sand mandalas are quite common in museums, some created just for the one event and then destroyed, some preserved. They are ideal ways of introducing Buddhist spirituality to visitors: dramatic, colourful, and quite tidy and simple, but encapsulating many key beliefs and attitudes.april-2014-lead


2 thoughts on “Tibetan Sand Mandala at Glencairn Museum

  1. This post is so good to read. Excellent!!
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