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Guhyasamāja sand mandala

Sacred Tibetan Sand Mandala by

Ven. Lama Losang Samten

October 30 - November 27, 2022





mandala events

October 30 - November 27, 2022

*Closed Thursday November 17*


Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center

954 N. Marshall St.

Philadelphia, PA 19123


5 Ways to Experience the Mandala


We are pleased to offer a variety of ways to experience the Guhyasamāja Mandala. All events are held at our Center.  Parking is available behind the Center entered from North 7th Street. Registration is required for most events.

The Mandala Up Close

October 30 - November 23, 2022

(Closed Thursday November 17)

12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Ven. Lama Losang Samten will work daily from Sunday-Saturday from 12:00-4:30pm (except Thursday November 17). All are invited to observe in-person how the mandala is created each day. The work is a meditation. However, during breaks he enjoys and encourages questions and dialogue. No registration is required; see exclusions below.

Suggested donations:  
Single Visit: Non-Member = $10, Student = $5, CTBC Member & Children FREE

Mandala Card: Provides access to all in-person events (except Nov. 12, 19, 26 and 27):

Non-Member = $30, Student = $15, CTBC Member & Children FREE


The Mandala on Zoom

October 31 - November 23, 2022

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The mandala will be streamed live via Zoom on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the dates shown from 2:00-4:30pm. Guests will silently observe Ven. Lama Losang Samten as the mandala is created.  At 4:00 pm he will speak to guests to recap the day’s progress and answer questions.  Registration is required.  The confirmation email will include the Zoom information for these events.​

Suggested donation:

CTBC Member & Non-Member=$25.

Provides access to Zoom events on Oct 31, Nov 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21 and 23.


Receipt includes the Zoom link for these Zoom events. Minimum $1 donation to receive Zoom link.


November 12 & 19

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In-person & Zoom

Ven. Lama Losang Samten will conduct two hands-on, in-person and on Zoom workshops on creating the sacred mandala. Same format for both workshops. Guests are limited to 20. Children to be accompanied by an adult. 

Zoom Option!   Guests can participate in the workshop virtually via Zoom.  Same experience except for applying sand using the Chak-pur.

Suggested donations for each workshop:

Non-Member = $50, CTBC Member and Student = $25, Children FREE

Zoom: $10


Making the Mandala


Guhyasamāja Practice

Saturday November 26

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern

Ven. Lama Losang Samten will lead a practice of Guhyasamāja in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition on Saturday, Nov 26 from 9:00am-12:00pm in person and via Zoom. The practice will include meditation and prayers. He will confer the vows of Refuge and/or the Bodhisattva for those who wish to enter these paths.


Registration is required.  The confirmation email will include the Zoom information for this event.​

Suggested donations (both in-person & Zoom):

Non-Member = $15, CTBC Member = $10, Student = $5

Sunday November 27

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Ven. Lama Losang Samten will lead the final dedication for the completion of the Guhyasamāja Mandala on Sunday, Nov 27 from 12:00-1:30pm both in-person and on Zoom. Please note the mandala will not be dismantled at this event.


Registration is required. The confirmation email will include the Zoom information for this event.

Suggested donations:

Non-Member = $15, CTBC Member = $10, Student = $5, Children = FREE


Closing Ceremony



An anonymous donor will generously match every donation made in support of Master Mandala Artist, Ven. Lama Losang Samten.   Please consider making an offering to him for his extraordinary artistry and sharing his gifts with us.

Thank you for your support!

We are deeply grateful for your donations to support Ven. Lama Losang Samten and the Guhyasamāja Mandala.


No one is ever turned away for lack of resources. Please contact if we can be of assistance.

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