By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Monks Promote Message Of Peace


Last updated 2/27/2012 at 1:02pm

Many members of the community attended several of the events held during the Tibetan monks’ three-day stay in the area. (Times photo by Eric Crews)

When the eight visiting Buddhist monks gathered on the banks of King Creek on the Brevard College campus last Wednesday and scattered the sand from their mandala into the water, it was the culmination of a three-day ceremony, countless prayers and a unique experience for many in the community.

The cultural event was held at the Porter Center, where the public was invited to watch the progress of the monks’ work as they created an intricate sand mandala from innumerable grains of colored sand. The tedious process involved hours of work by the monks, who painstakingly arranged the colored g...

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