Saturday, July 19, 2008

And with a Swish of the Hand

These Bhutanese monks are creating a very elaborate, detailed piece of art called a "mandala". They will spend a whole week creating this artwork made of colored sand. Usually they lie down on their tummies and spread the sand through their fingertips.
When the mandala is finished, they sweep all the sand away. The act illustrates the impermanence of life and how quickly things can change.

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