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SAMSARA, 8/17 - 9/14, 2012.   Mark Magidson, Sand Mandala.  Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, India, 2008.

SAMSARA, 8/17 - 9/14, 2012. Mark Magidson, Sand Mandala. Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, India, 2008.

Tibetan monks of Dzongkar Choede constructed grain by grain, a sand mandala, a two-dimensional celestial palace at MOA.    Photo Credit: Rey Torres

Tibetan monks of Dzongkar Choede constructed grain by grain, a sand mandala, a two-dimensional celestial palace at MOA.

These sand mandalas are made by hand, dropping one grain of sand at a time. After it is completed, it is destroyed. A beautiful gesture that shows how temporary time is.

These sand mandalas are made by hand, dropping one grain of sand at a time. After it is completed, it is destroyed. A beautiful gesture that shows how temporary time is.

Construction and destruction of a sand Mandala by the Dalai Lama, from Werner Herzog documentary "Wheel of Time"

construction and destruction of a sand Mandala by the Dalai Lama, from Werner Herzog documentary "Wheel of Time"

Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery created a beautiful sand mandala symbolizing the road to Enlightenment in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium. After five days of intricate work, the completed mandala was displayed for 30 minutes before being disassembled and dispersed into Waller Creek in a closing ceremony that represented the impermanence of all that exists.

blantonmuseum: “ Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery created a beautiful sand mandala symbolizing the road to Enlightenment in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium. After five days of intricate work, the.

Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery created a beautiful sand mandala symbolizing the road to Enlightenment in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium. After five days of intricate work, the completed mandala was displayed for 30 minutes before being disassembled and dispersed into Waller Creek in a closing ceremony that represented the impermanence of all that exists.

blantonmuseum: “ Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery created a beautiful sand mandala symbolizing the road to Enlightenment in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium. After five days of intricate work, the.

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