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Live Sacred Art Ceremony
Creation: Sand Mandala Opening
• Tuesday, April 2 • 7pm • Donation
• Daily viewing: April 3-14, 1-5pm • Donation
Watch the Monks recreate the ancient tradition of building a sacred sand painting dedicated to Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. Viewing this detailed Mandala opens the mind and awakens the spirit. When a Mandala is built of sand, the goodness it brings is multiplied by the number of grains of sand it contains. Stop by daily to see it evolve.
Chay Drol: Removing Obstacles
• Wednesday, April 3 • 7pm • $20 ADV/$25 at door
This powerful ritual helps remove obstacles that prevent one from achieving enlightenment. The Lama places colored strings and fabric (ritually fused to represent obstacles) on participants. The obstacles are cut using Weapons of Wisdom, opening the door to liberation, wisdom and achieving your goals.
Art Show - First Friday - Live Tibetan Art!
What Does Compassion Look Like?
Benefit Art Show
• Friday, April 5 • 6-9pm • Free
• Daily viewing: Apr. 3-14 • 1-5pm & during events
Experience compassion from a visual point of view. Artists create art inspired by Post-it Note suggestions for a more compassionate Omaha from Compassion Omaha’s signature event, Five Days of Compassion. (Art sales benefit artists, CO, and Monastery.) Join us on First Friday to meet the artists and see the monks creating the sand mandala. (Call for Art HERE.)
Opening Blessing & Healing Talk
Compassion & Healing
• Saturday, April 6 • 10am • Baxter Arena
Mainstage at the Omaha Health Expo
Join the monks as they offer a blessing to open the Expo and then discuss the deep connection of compassion in healing. (Register for your free ticket HERE.)
Guided Healing Meditation - All Are Welcome
Healing for Healers
• Saturday, April 6 • 7pm • $20 ADV/$25 at door
Join us for our traditional Healing for Healers. This ritual cleansing by Vajravidharan, Buddha of Purification, removes negativity and its subtle imprints, bringing clarity of body, mind and spirit. Especially beneficial to those in the healing arts, this ritual is open to everyone.
Chanting & Blessings
Traditional Tea Ceremony
• Sunday, April 7 • 2pm • $15 ADV/$20 at door
A favorite event over the years! The monks end their day with this warm, chanted ceremony reminding us to be grateful for blessings overflowing – literally. Bring a wish or request for any kind of blessing. The ceremony is followed by a brief, silent meditation.
Tibetan Tara Puja Ceremony
• Tuesday, April 9 • 7pm • $15 ADV/$20 at door
An Omaha first! This special offering to Tara, the female Buddha who embodies the wisdom and compassion of all enlightened beings, helps end the suffering all sentient beings and assists us on our spiritual path. The offering uses ritual cakes, instruments and chanting. The puja is followed by a brief Q & A.
Buddha of Compassion Empowerment
• Friday, April 12 • 7pm • $20 ADV/$25 at door
The Bodhisattva Chenrezig embodies the universal compassion of all the Buddhas. The blessing of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara/Kwan Yin/Kannon) helps us be more peaceful and compassionate in times of instability. Be initiated to Chenrezig’s mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum, which contains the essence of all of Buddha’s teachings.
Impermanence: Sand Mandala Closing
• Sunday, April 14 • 2pm • $10 adult/$5 kids 5-12
Be a part of this traditional blessing at OM Center. The meditative Mandala practice culminates with a ceremony and destruction of the Chenrezig Mandala, signifying the transience of life. Participants receive a small piece of the Mandala.