Daring Origins: Lama Losang

Mandala Artist

Lama Losang has been sharing the teachings of Buddhism for almost 30 years, having earned the highest degree attainable at the Dalai Lama’s Namgyal Monastery in India. But he was never satisfied with personal achievements, he was determined to bring his work into the public sphere.

“It’s a tremendous gift to have a chance to share this (with) the public.”

A master of Sand Mandalas, and the Personal Attendant to His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama before moving to the United States in 1988, Losang created the first public Sand Mandala in the West. Daring to bring his gift to a completely foreign world, Losang was celebrated, and is widely regarded as the world’s leading Sand Mandala artist.

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