Asian Studies Past Events
Tibetan Sand Mandala
Monday, September 6, 2010 - Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Losang Samten, noted Tibetan mandala artist, will be making a sand mandala at Swarthmore. Mandalas are a traditional Tibetan art form using colored powders to create intricate but ephemeral sacred images. After completion on Saturday, the mandala will be ritually destroyed in a public ceremony.
Sand Mandala Dismantling Ceremony
Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
McCabe Library - McCabe Computer Lab
After its completion, a Tibetan sand mandala is ritually destroyed, the sand swept away and released into a body of moving water. Join the artist Losang Samten at the ceremony in McCabe, then walk down to the Crum Creek to release the powder as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.
Round-Table Discussion with Makoto Watanabe '61
Friday, September 17, 2010 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Science Center 161
The public is invited to a round-table discussion with Swarthmore Alum Makoto Watanabe '61. Mr. Watanabe will speak about his exciting career followed by questions and answers. Don't miss this unique opportunity for an alum's perspective on international diplomacy and the role of the...