Mandala Project 2014

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I respectfully urge you who study the mystery,
don't pass your days and nights in vain.
Sekito Kisen, Sandokai

Mandala@MIT: Compassion, Healing, and Flourishing

Hosted by MIT CSAIL
February 3 - 4, 2020

On February 3, 2020, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi and Professor Carlo Ratti unveiled the world's first Robotic Mandala drawn by Scribit - the write & erase robot - at the MIT CSAIL building.

Produced in partnership with MIT SENSEable Lab, CSAIL, and Scribit.

Mandala @ MIT
The Medicine Buddha: Harmony, Healing, and Well-Being

October 23 - November 1, 2014
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Simmons Hall | 229 Vassar Street | Cambridge | MA

Public viewing is free. Donations appreciated.

Public viewing hours are 11am-5pm on all day (except October 31, open until 7pm).


The Monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery

The monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery are here with the blessing of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to share their culture, philosophy and arts. Historic Gaden Shartse Monastery was originally founded in Tibet in 1409 by Je Tsongkhapa.

About Mandala at MIT:

The purpose of this project is to increase social and cultural awareness in the participating communities by exploring the various dimensions of aesthetic and contemplative traditions. Art, music, and storytelling will be among the diverse disciplines we explore. Through these community-building exercises, we will help students share and develop a more positive attitude by acquiring basic tools for conflict resolution and peace building.

Mandala @ MIT is a visionary and reflective exercise that hopes to encourage young minds to visualize and meditate about the positive qualities that they would like to see manifested in the world. It motivates them to express their ideas through art by symbols and patterns. The representation of positive qualities in an ideal world in the form of an artistic pattern has often been referred to as mandala by several cultures.

Co-sponsored by Simmons Hall, MIT Office of Religious Life, Prajnopaya at MIT, and a generous gift from William R. (1956) and Betsy P. Leitch.

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