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The Buddhist monks create sand works like this one as a form of meditation, drizzling the sand out from small metal funnels. The image incorporates icons that include geometric shapes and ancient spiritual symbols. A ceremony celebrated the completion of the sacred mandala, and ended with a monk wiping the sand away – a symbol of the impermanence of things.

The Buddhist monks create sand works like this one as a form of meditation, drizzling the sand out from small metal funnels. The image incorporates icons that include geometric shapes and ancient spiritual symbols. A ceremony celebrated the completion of

Working on the sand mandala by Flickmor, via Flickr

To see one of these sacred & ancient sand mandalas created like this one in the Karsha monestary, near Padum, Ladakh. These works of art are created & then destroyed

Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.

Tibetan Art Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.

Tibetan Mandala

The mandala above is from my small collection of Tibetan Art. I bought it some years ago from a Tibetan shop in Puttaparthi. This Mandala took three months to paint. Although it is Tibe…

Tibetan Sand Mandalas: Healing Through Sacred Art (Photo Gallery, Video)

Tibetan Sand Mandalas: Healing Through Sacred Art (Photo Gallery, Video)

A completed sand mandala. Photos courtesy of the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation.

ԑ̮̑♦̮̑ɜ~Mandala ~ԑ̮̑♦̮̑ɜ

Mandala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. In Tibetan Mandala Sand Painting is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means “mandala of colored powders”. They are key part of anuttarayoga tantra meditation practices.

Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things

Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things. I was fortunate to view a mandala being created in Whakatane, New Zealand by visiting Tibetan Monks.

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