Watch Videos of Past Mandala Experiences

Timelapse of 2023 Mandala

See the creation of the 2023 mandala -- in 17 seconds.

Public Talk by Prof. Jane-Marie Law • Thursday October 5, 2023

Communal Transcendence: Mandala Creation and Shared Imagination: In this video, Jane-Marie Law, associate professor of religion and Asian studies at Cornell University, explores the spiritual, ritual, communal, and artistic aspects of mandala creation and dissolution for both Tibetan Buddhists and the broader world.

View a timelapse video of the sand mandala's creation in IC's Campus Center in 2022.

Public Talk by Geshe Jamyang Dakpa • Thursday, November 3, 2022

In this video, Geshe Jamyang Dakpa, senior teacher at Namgyal Monastery, introduces the campus community to the history of the monastery, and discusses the nature of mandalas and the teachings of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

Public Talk by Eric Steinschneider • Thursday, November 3, 2022

In this video, Eric Steinschneider, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, provides an introduction to mandalas and their significance in South Asian religious history.