Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to be in the ballroom right after the mandala was completed by the monks. It is customary to perform a ceremony of chanting prayer in honor of completion of the mandala. I am so honored to have been in the room for this.
Here are 2 videos of the ceremony. The first one is longer than the second.
The energy in the room was indescribable. You could feel all of the love and compassion just filling your heart.
These are the Buddhas that hund in the window all week. The Buddha on the right in blue is the Buddha of medicine. The Buddha on the left in white is compassion Buddha which is the mandala that was created specifically for GCU to match the GCU Mercy Core Values.