Monks in the Memorial Union


Jenna Reeves/Iowa State Daily

The Mystical Arts of Tibet showcased 10 monks working on a sand mandala painting Sept. 22. They will continue to work on the painting and sell Buddhist goods through the rest of the week.

Emi Soupene

• 2 to 10 p.m. $2 do-it-yourslef sand mandalas in MU.

• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m $5 how to draw a mandala class in MU.

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday sand mandala assembly in MU.

• 12:45 p.m. on Thursday sand mandala release in College Creek.

Here is a simplified version of how the monks make a sand mandala:

• Get a round mandala template.

• Divide template into four quadrants.

• Divide template into four more quadrants. It should look something like a pizza with eight equal slices now.

• Draw a shape, such as a circle, in the middle of the mandala.

• Draw a shape, such as an octagon, around the first shape in the middle.

• Repeat in a ring all around your center motif.

• Add detail around mandala in four symmetrical quadrants.

• Add color to your mandala, make sure to keep it symmetrical.

• Voila! Your mandala is complete. Do with it as you wish.