Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Monk and The Sand

The Monk

One practice of Tibetan monks 
is the creation of sand mandalas. 

The Sand

These mandalas are used for healing and meditation. 

The Tools

The site is first prepared with music and chants. 

The Techique

Special funnels are used to place the sand. 

A Lot of Concentration

Don't sneeze....

The Product

When completed, 
the sand mandala is destroyed 
signifying the impermanence of life. 
The remains are distributed 
to share the blessings. 

More sand mandala images can be found here.


Kim said...

That must take such patience. The artwork is really amazing.

Tamar SB said...

Wow!! That is unreal!!

Alicia said...

Unbelievable to realize that they would destroy that beautiful artwork!

Wayne said...

I love the brilliant colors.

jabblog said...

Such beautiful and painstaking work - wonderful.

jabblog said...

Such beautiful and painstaking work - wonderful.

Sarah Huizenga said...


Chere Mama said...

Incredible!!!! Where were you?

Unknown said...

That's beautiful, it emits a sense of peace...

Mersad said...

Wow such an intricate piece of art! Wonderfully documented by you. Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens".

Mersad Donko Photography

fredamans said...

Wow, so incredible!