The Tibetan Monks will be creating a beautiful, traditional Maitreya Sand Mandala (the Buddha of Love) at Unity of Sedona, including a blessing of L'Auberge de Sedona to celebrate its 35th Anniversary. Visitors are welcome to come and watch the spectacular Sand Mandala come to life and immerse themselves in Tibetan art, culture and meditation. An Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., with guests also able view the Sand Mandala creation process from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m daily in the Unity Sanctuary.
Following the Sand Mandala creation, L’Auberge de Sedona will offer a creekside, naturally sourced lunch served "family style" with fare from Etch Kitchen & Bar and Cress on Oak Creek at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Menu highlights include molasses roasted beef ribeye with sherry vinegar Brussels sprouts and rosemary beef jus; buttermilk fried Sedona rainbow trout with Ramona farms roasted pima corn, cotija cheese and jalapeno chips; chocolate hazelnut tartlets and passion fruit cheesecake for dessert. The lunch is $75 per person, with a portion given as a donation to the monks' monastery. Tickets can be purchased here.