New DVD Release

February 17, 2010
Hidden World: Tibetan Sand Mandala new DVD Release on Createspace
tibetan puja
https://www.createspace.com/299093

A group of Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India builds a Sand Mandala at the Dreamcatcher gift shop in Skippack, Pennsylvania in this 30-minute documentary.  They explain the purpose of the sand mandala's construction and ritual dismantling.  The intricate details of this beautiful piece of visual art's construction are shown over the course of several days, concluding with the dismantling puja- a ceremony in which the mandala is destroyed and its sand scattered in a local body of water to disperse the blessings of the Medicine Buddha.  Background of Tibetan culture, and the environmental and human rights impact of the Chinese communist government's invasion of Tibet are explained in an interview with Geshe Lharampa Lobzang Samdup. 

 DVD also features a short 5-minute documentary titled "Zen Pond" revealing the microscopic life forms living in a pond.