Zen vibes abound when you watch Tibetan monks play with sand

A cohort of monks from Tibet's Drepung Gomang monastery will be in residence at the eclectic East Falls furniture store/event space, creating a series of colorful sand mandalas. They'll be working 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday through Sunday, and watching them work — which is also a chance to absorb some of their zen — is entirely free.

Where: Material Culture at 4700 Wissahickon Ave. 19144

When: May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to May 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Mornings are for coffee and local news

Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter gives you a daily roundup of the top Philly stories you need to start your day.

You finished another Billy Penn article — keep it up!

We hope you found it useful, fun, or maybe even both. If you want more stories like this, will you join us as a member today?

Nice to see you (instead of a paywall)

Billy Penn’s mission is to provide free, quality information to Philadelphians through our articles and daily newsletter. If you believe local journalism is key to a healthy community, join us!

Your donation brought this story to life

Billy Penn only exists because of supporters like you. If you find our work valuable, consider making a sustaining donation today.

Being informed looks good on you

Thanks for reading another article, made possible by members like you. Want to share BP with a friend?