A Look Back – Tibetan Monks in Peterborough

Mariposa Museum – September 9, 2008

Tibetan monks construct a sand mandala over the period of several days
At the beginning and end of their work shifts, they chant and explain the significance of the mandala
Each design has a special purpose

Colored sand used

Closeup view to show the level of detail and precision required

Prayer flags waving outside the Museum
These were created by visitors to the Museum

The sand is applied by brass tubes with ridges. A metal rod vibrates the ridges releasing a controlled stream of sand.
I use similar technology for very small seeds

A contemplative way to spend some time


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