Creating the Chenrezig Sand Mandala @ Haw Par Villa
10:00am June 12, 2024 to 05:00pm June 20, 2024

Watch the coming together of Buddhism and art through the creation of a Chenrezig Sand Mandala by Buddhist monks from India. 

From 11 – 17 June, this sand mandala will be constructed as the residential palace of Chenrezig (popularly known as Guan Yin), the Bodhisattva of Compassion. It will be open for viewing from 12 to 20 June at the Rise of Asia Museum (RoAM) in Haw Par Villa.

Mandalas constructed from millions of grains of coloured sand are unique to  Buddhism, and are believed to effect purification and healing.

An image of Chenrezig Mandala

What you're in for:


  • View the making of the sand mandala using traditional metal funnels (chak-pur)
  • Witness traditional Buddhist chanting, meditation and rituals
  • Visit a mini exhibition and learn about Chenrezig (also known as Guan Yin or Avalokiteshvara) and the meaning behind mandalas 
  • Blessing sessions for the public by the Buddhist monks

Programme Details

Sand Mandala Viewing

Date : 12 – 20 June 2024

Time : 10 AM – 12 PM ; 2PM – 5PM

Personal Blessing

Date: 15 – 17 June 2024 

Time : 10AM – 12PM

Important to Note :

  • Please observe silence at all times
  • No footwear is allowed on the carpet
  • No food and drinks allowed inside 
  • Please carry your pets in the hall
  • Photography and videography are allowed (No flash photography please)
  • Do not go past cordoned off areas
  • Please dress respectfully (No strapless or spaghetti tops please)

* Blessing sessions for the public will be offered by the Buddhist Monks on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 15 to 17 June.

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