Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sand Mandala: Tibetan Monk art for Dali Lama at U.Arkansas - Photos - KHBS NW Arkansas

'Images: Tibetan Monks Create Sand Mandala At UA - Photos - KHBS NW Arkansas

Picture of the sand mandala

Tibetans see the mandala as a sacred object. After spending many hours of intricate labor, the monks destroy the mandala when it is finished, dramatizing the impermanence of our lives. They will then distribute small amounts of the consecrated sand to those who are present. They will pour the remaining sand into the stream that runs through Wilson Park so that its healing power will spread throughout our community and beyond.

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