Friday, February 18, 2011

Nothing distracts monks from their sand art

Even as visitors to Red Hall peered over their shoulders and children hovered on the balcony above, they painstakingly worked their magic, producing a vibrant sand painting over the course of four days. Mid-week they heard the tragic news that the Dalai Lama's nephew had been struck and killed by an SUV while on a walk for Tibet peace mission in Florida, yet they carried on.
from the Waterbury, CN RepublicanAmerican

I love sand mandalas. I love the whole process from creating them to the dissolution ceremony. The inspiration I get from observing the creation is simply wonderful.

For more mandala pictures see my previous post on the Drepung Loseling monks creation of the Avalokiteshvara Mandala Mandala of Colored Powders and Whisked Away