Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.

Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.

Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things

Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things

close up of a Sand Mandala. I remember school taking us to watch the Buddhist monks making sand mandalas and it was breath taking the detail they can make with sand.

close up of a Sand Mandala. I remember school taking us to watch the Buddhist monks making sand mandalas and it was breath taking the detail they can make with sand.

Tibetan Sand Mandala – All life is impermanent    The mandala is a circular representation of the cosmos. Carl Jung called it a symbol representing the effort to reunify the self. Most famous are the Tibetan sand mandalas, painstakingly created out of coloured sand, sometimes by hundreds of monks, to be immediately swept away after completion.

Tibetan Monks Create Wildly Intricate Sand Painting In Meditative Masterpiece

Tibetan Sand Mandala – All life is impermanent The mandala is a circular representation of the cosmos. Carl Jung called it a symbol representing the effort to reunify the self. Most famous are the Tibetan sand mandalas, painstakingly created out of coloured sand, sometimes by hundreds of monks, to be immediately swept away after completion.

Tibetan monks create mandala. They came to Texas State University and did one it was so beautiful to watch

Tibetan monks create mandala. They came to Texas State University and did one it was so beautiful to watch

Tibetan Sand Mandalas: Healing Through Sacred Art (Photo Gallery, Video)

Tibetan Sand Mandalas: Healing Through Sacred Art (Photo Gallery, Video)

A completed sand mandala. Photos courtesy of the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation.

Monks finishing sand mandala, Tibet.  Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things.

Monks finishing sand mandala, Tibet. Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things.

Tibetan Sand mandala....u have to admire such exquisite precision on a piece intended to be impermanent

Tibetan Sand mandala....u have to admire such exquisite precision on a piece intended to be impermanent

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