Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Creating a Sand Mandala

I was just about to go to bed & saw this link on Reality Carnival.

CNN has an amazing time-lapse video of the 6-day creation of a sand mandala by Buddhist monks.

The fact that the meticulously finished sacred artwork is then dispersed back to the elements is full of symbolic meaning. It is an act of pure creation that is meant to be impermanent, like the human experience itself. This is one of many ritualized processes used to bring a sense of awareness to our temporary situation.

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