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www.aucklandnow.co.nz FIRST WITH THE NEWS - everywhere, every week FREE August 29, 2012 WAIHEKE ISLAND Gearing our tamariki for the future a proud supporter of TOUCH-A-TRUCK 2012 Naturally artesian Fully filtered Trust in every drop Shop: 30 Tahi Road Ph: 372 3077/ 8977 a TOUCH truck FATHERS DAY - SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 1PM - 3PM ENTRY $5 PER FAMILY ONETANGI SPORTS PARK - O'BRIEN RD, ROCKY BAY Family Fun Day Amazing Raffles Sausage Sizzle Baking & Coffee Face Painting facebook.com/waiheketouchatruck Phone (09) 372 8996 Previously Gulf Accountants Ltd Waiheke Island's Established Chartered Accountants ACCOUNTING OPENING THIS THURSDAY at 5.30pm! WAIHEKES FIRST STEAKHOUSE DINNER AT 6.30PM BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 09 372 7197 / 02 155 8131 102d Ostend Road, Waiheke Island PH 372 7854 WINNER BEST RURAL RESTAURANT AUDI/METRO AWARDS 2011 Waiheke's own credit card Apply online at: www.flexipay.co.nz Ceremony brings blessings By GEORGE GARDNER Ceremonial walk: Geshe Jamyang is one of three Tibetan monks to perform the dissolution of a sand mandala of the Medicine Buddha that took he and fellow monk Ven Karma two weeks to create. Spiritual gift: Geshe Jamyang, Geshe Sangey Thinley and Ven Karma perform the dissolution ceremony in the sea at Blackpool. The offering is a metaphor for the impermanence of life. A SPIRITUAL message hovered in the breeze as two weeks of work dissolved into the sea in seconds. Two monks from the Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Whangarei spent a fortnight using tiny grains of coloured sand to make the intricate design in the meeting house at Piritahi Marae in Black- pool. Geshe Jamyan and Ven Karma are the only two monks in New Zealand who can make a sand mandala of the Medicine Buddha in the unique design of Namgyal Monastery monastery, foun- ded in 1575 by the third Dalai Lama, and relocated to India in 1959. Tibetan monk Geshe Sangey Thinley, a friend of the Dalai Lama, addressed a large gathering of people keen to witness the three- hour dissolution ceremony of the mandala on Sunday. His translated message was that the unique thing about this mandala is that it was made on a marae, "in a special holy place". "We have been welcomed on to Piritahi Marae so the value of this mandala increases even more. "To be happy we need to integrate the path of the con- dition of happiness. You can't buy it at the supermarket. Even having a glimpse of this mandala will provide the seed to a con- dition that will arrive sooner or later." Event spokesman Paora Toi-Te-Rangiuaia says the two weeks were "aspira- tional" and he was surprised at the numbers attending to watch the process. "We had some beautiful powhiri with some of the kindy groups and the chil- dren's songs. We were expecting maybe 20 or 30 people to our empowerment night, but there were 80 people which is a big group for such a small community." He was also surprised by the turnout for the dissol- ution ceremony. It shows that apart from being a beautiful art piece the mandala was something more. See the mandala on P2.
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