Waiheke Marketplace : August 8th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEWS Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD ...ROLL OUT AWNINGS ...Shade Sails ...Roller Screens ...Outdoor Blinds ...Boat Canopies & Covers ...SAIL REPAIRS ...Horse Covers ...Truck Covers & Curtains Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) All made here to order on Waiheke - no middle man! AVAILABLE 6 AUGUST - 19 AUGUST 2012. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. 'The Barn' PHONE 372 5555 NEW OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 9am-9pm Sun 10am-7pm Tricky X Tables The new, easy, quick and fun way to learn those harder times tables... FREE from the Marketplace now! Ph: 0274 752 455 Email email@example.com 4775384AA Sacred sands of the Tibetan monks By GEORGE GARDNER Precise work: One week in to making the sand mandala at Piritahi Marae in 2007. Final ceremony: It was flowers and prayers at the sand mandala dissolution in Blackpool on Easter Friday, 2007. The monks of Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Whangarei will be welcomed back to Piritahi Marae at 11am this Saturday. THE MAKING OF A MASTERPIECE Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. Geometric shapes and ancient spiritual symbols take form as part of the mandala. It is said that just to glimpse the medicine mandala creates a positive impression on the mind stream of the observer who, for a moment, is in touch with the timeless ideal of all- encompassing compassion. The sand mandala is destroyed shortly after its completion as a metaphor for the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn and carried to the sea and deposited. The waters carry healing blessing to the ocean and spread throughout the world for planetary healing. Go to waiheke marketplace.co.nz to see a video of monks from New York monastery construct a sand mandala. It takes two weeks and millions of coloured grains of sand to create an intricate sand man- dala which will be dis- solved and cast into the sea. Tibetan monks have enthralled Waiheke res- idents on two previous occasions when they took up residence at Piritahi Marae and made the most beautiful sand mosaic by hand. Residents felt privi- leged to be able to visit and watch as the Buddhist monks worked in silence. Making a sand man- dala is a spiritual prac- tice. It is the most pains- taking work, involving the precise pouring of tiny grains of sand through a traditional metal funnel called a chak-pur. The monks of Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Whangarei are returning to Waiheke on Saturday to start creating a new sand mandala. It will be a medicine mandala in the unique design of Namgyal Monastery's tradition. The monastery is asso- ciated with the Dalai Lamas. It was founded in 1575 by the third Dalai Lama, but after 1959 it relocated from Tibet to Dharamshala in India where it continues today. It also has a branch in Ithaca, New York. The Namgyal Monas- tery's sand mandala is flat, very colourful and catches people's eyes with its beautiful designs. The public is invited to welcome the monks to the island by attending the opening powhiri cer- emony at 11am on August 11. Viewings of the sand mandala is on daily from 9.30am to 5pm. It runs until August 26 when there will be a closing ceremony at 2pm.
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