The Arizona Daily Wildcat reports on a COH-sponsored display of ritual Buddhist art:
As part of a religious studies expansion, the UA has brought three Buddhist monks to campus where they are currently creating a mandala from only colored sand, to wash it away after five days of tedious work.
The event was organized by the recently hired professor Rae Erin Dachille, who holds a doctorate in Buddhist studies from the University of California, Berkeley. The event is in conjunction with the university expanding its religious studies major to incorporate Tibetan Buddhism.
Dachille has organized the showing of this ritual art form at other universities. The event was largely funded by the Arizona Friends of Tibet, but also received support from both the departments of Religious Studies and East Asian studies.