Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Close up image of hands holding Malas, Buddhist prayer beads.

Cultural Traditions: Mala Making

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April 30, 2017

Today, many communities in Pittsburgh come together to celebrate the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. This celebration is called Vesak and will begin at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on West North Ave at 3:00pm. The Celebration ends with a procession to the Allegheny River with blessed waters for peace that will pass in front of the Children's Museum at 5:00pm.

We've invited the Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh to share some Tibetan traditions. Join us in the Art Studio to learn the art of making Malas and listen to Tibetan Folktales. Malas are traditional Buddhist prayer beads used to count prayers or breaths. Families will work together to make 18 bead wrist malas.