The Mariposa is thrilled to continue the community tradition of welcoming Tibetan Buddhist monks to the Monadnock Region by bringing the Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India to Peterborough September 15-22!
The preliminary schedule for the monks’ weeklong visit is below. (Please check back often as some times may be subject to change.)
Schedule of Events and Activities at Mariposa Museum
- Opening Ceremony for Sand Mandala: Saturday, September 15 at 10:30am
- Family Craft Day (free with admission) – Try your hand at butter carving and other traditional Tibetan crafts: Sunday, September 16 from 10am to 2pm
- Group Healing Rituals ($25): Monday (Sept 17) at 2pm, Tuesday (Sept 18) at 6pm, Thursday (Sept 20) at 6pm
- Individual Healing Rituals ($90) are also available by appointment
- Lecture on International Day of Peace ($10 with Multi-Day Pass or $15): Friday, September 21 at 7pm
- Closing Ceremony for Sand Mandala: Saturday, September 22 at 10:30am
One-time Ticket: $10 for adults, $8 for kids (no senior rate for this event)
Multi-Day Pass (does not include lecture or healing rituals): $20 for adults, $12 for kids, or $45 for family pass
This Year’s Sand Mandala
Mandalas are considered to be the celestial palace of sacred deities. The mandala to be created at the Mariposa this year is for Manjusri, the Buddha of Wisdom.
Vajravidarin Healing Ritual
The Tantric ritual of Vajravidarin will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidarin is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities; removing subtle negative imprints; and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants. Vajravidarin purifies sickness, mental disturbances, infectious diseases, disputes, enmities, defilements, misfortunes, bad omens, victimization by others, premature death, negative influences of the stars, harm from rulers and thieves, influence of demons, the agents of death, obstacles, misguidance, and factors against congenial life.
This is a cherished community tradition – one that can only continue thanks to supporters like you. We are still working to raise the balance of the $5,000 touring fee to support this weeklong residency of the monks in Peterborough. Thank you for whatever you can contribute – click here to contribute today!