Community Sand Painting

Steamboat Springs Mandala

Community Sand Painting

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Library Hall
Help your friends and neighbors add colorful sand to the new Steamboat Springs Mandala design
Throughout the Drepung Loseling monks' Mandala on the Yampa residency in Library Hall, the entire community is invited to participate in a hands-on Community Sand Painting. Chakpurs, the monks' authentic sand painting tools, will be available for everyone to try this ancient art form. A chakpur is a metal funnel with a grated surface, along which the artist runs a metal rod. The vibration causes sand to flow like liquid onto the platform. A team of volunteer docents will be on hand to help the community learn and experience the process.

About the 2022 Community Sand Painting image

Local artist Jill Bergman has drawn the lines for a big, beautiful Steamboat Springs Mandala. The community is invited to help fill in her design with colorful sand throughout the monks' residency.

Mandala on the Yampa

The Drepung Loseling monks return for a cultural residency in Steamboat Springs, creating a mandala sand painting at Bud Werner Library, performing at Strings Music Festival, hosting a blessing and meditation, giving public talks and more! Learn more about the monks and the 2022 Mandala on the Yampa residency.