Pema Kilaya Sangha welcomes the public to an Open House for its new temple on south Whidbey Island, June 9 & 10. The sanctuary beautifully combines NW architecture with traditional Tibetan elements, and the sacred space already resonates.
Open House activities will take place June 9 from 2 – 4 pm with a welcome talk, light refreshments and temple tours. Over the two days, a demonstration and exhibit of a Tibetan Sand Mandala will take place, created by the group of monks who will have traveled from Asia to help consecrate the temple. Dza Kilung Rinpoche will give the Welcome Talk: Prayers For The Earth and All Beings, on Sunday, June 9, at 2 PM. And the following day, Monday, June 10, at 2 PM, a second talk, Sand Mandalas: Sacred Art of Tibet.
The ritual of creating and then dissolving a Sand Mandala is a form of meditation practiced by monks actively generating compassion with an awareness of the impermanence of reality—for the purpose of healing the natural environment and all living beings. It is an exquisite and rare form of sacred art practiced in Tibet and other Himalayan countries.
We hope you will join us for this very special event.
Be aware that parking is limited onsite, so carpool and arrive early. We will direct you to other parking options if we have an overflow situation. Or, the walk from the Clinton ferry is only 1 mile.
For information on two other Sand Mandala exhibits — in Seattle (June 6/7) and Bellingham (June 13/14) — please see details at the tour website.