Making Conversation, which airs on Springfield's PBS station WSEC-TV, will feature footage captured last spring during the visit to UIS of Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery.
Over three days, the monks constructed a mandala sand painting in Sangamon Auditorium lobby in conjunction with a stage performance of sacred Tibetan music and dance. Mandalas are believed to have healing qualities and help support world peace.
The episode of Making Conversation featuring the monks will air Friday, August 3, and Sunday, August 5, and will also feature local spectators describing what it was like to watch the mandala being made. Read more>>