Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque

Mandalas are a centuries-old symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism that have come to be used in many other cultures’ practices throughout the years. The Albuquerque Open Space hosts an annual winter solstice seed mandala making event to usher in the winter and give thanks for the harvest (the seeds also serve as food for birds migrating south for the season). Participants help design and build the mandala, which last for about a week in the open. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10:30am to noon. Come with an open mind and dress for the winter weather. This event is free and open to all ages.

Sunday Dec 16, 2018

6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Kent Swanson

Phone: 897-8831
Website: Click to Visit

An annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. Gather for the creation of a mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory songbirds.

The Solstice Seed Mandala creation is an annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. At 11:30am, we will gather for the creation of a Mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds. The seeds of the mandala serve to feed migratory songbirds and the mandala remains in place for about a week. Participants contribute to the design and help to build the Mandala. The Mandala remains in place for about one week. A mandala is...an integrated structure; organized around a unifying center; Longchenpa. Call 897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information.