Carrboro’s ArtCenter played host to the 2014 Sacred Arts Tour. The Tibetan monks spent a week at the ArtsCenter presenting a cultural pageant and constructing a sand mandala.
The Cultural Pageant was filled with chants, costumes and music
Jamphel Gyatso Tenzin Gyatso
Jamphel Gyatso led the debate demonstration during the Cultural Pageant
Gedun Gyatso and Tenzin Gyatso playing the Dungchen during the Cultural Pageant
Gedun Gyatso, Tenzin Gyatso
The Yak Dance during the Cultural Pageant
The monks hard at work on the final touches of the sand mandala.
Visitors to the ArtCenter were invited to come watch the Tibetan monks construct the sand mandala
Bill Drewitz, Onja Bock
Lobsang Jampa taking photographs of the sand mandala with his cell phone
Chloe Rose, Tina Rose
Dan Lyon, Rachel Lyon, Luke Lyon
Jamphel Gyatso take a photography of the finished mandala
Jasper Cobb, George Hotelling
The Deconstruction Ceremony brought a lot of visitors to the ArtCenter!
Lobsang Jampa welcomed everyone to the Deconstruction Ceremony
Lobsang Jampa presented a certificate of appreciation from the monastery to Art Menius
Selwyn Taylor, Will Thomas, Gavin Thomas
Rosemary Gould, Daniel Fields
The colorful marketplace where the monks sold beads and other merchandise from Tibet.
Gedun Gyatso teaches Gavin Thomas how to play a traditional music bowl.