In my previous post about the sand mandala, I wrote about Philadelphia Cathedral where the mandala is being made. The Cathedral is located on the corner of 38th and Chestnut. It was built in 1898 and rebuilt in 1906 after a fire. The original building by Charles W. Burns was a basilica shape, but another renovation in 2002 by architect George Yu sought to remedy the Cathedral’s interior to replicate the layout of a Christian worship place in the 4th century. View more about the history and renovation on their website.

The church is open each weekday and has a Sunday service. The Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia also meets every Sunday at 10am in the Cathedral House and all are welcome. There are also many music and art events that take place at the Cathedral on a regular basis.