Protection and Attraction: The Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

March 21, 2019


The beauty and function of the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala operate on a number of different levels simultaneously: artistic, scientific, philosophical, and religious. By looking at several different examples of mandalas from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and, comparatively, of similar objects and designs from other cultural traditions, we can better understand how the sand mandala, among the many ways that it might rightly be viewed and interpreted, functions to attract the attention and presence of human and divine beings as well as to protect its viewers from demonic obstacles who bring suffering into the world.

Protection and Attraction: The Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

3:00 pm Thursday, March 21

Paine Art Center and Gardens Carriage House

1408 Congress Ave., Oshkosh

Presented by Dr. Michael Baltutis, Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

This lecture is included with admission to Mystical Arts of Tibet.

Hours & Admission

Tuesday - Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$9 Adults
$5 Youth (ages 5-17)

The Paine will feature special hours and admission during Mystical Arts of Tibet, March 17-24, 2019.

Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 235-6903