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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. I was fortunate to view a mandala being created in Whakatane, New Zealand by visiting Tibetan Monks.

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

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

Time Lapse Video of Creating and destroying a Mandala!!

From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite.

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

u have to admire such exquisite precision on a piece intended to be impermanent

Tibetan Sand Mandalas – The Sacred Art of Painting with Colored Sand

Tibetan Sand Mandalas – The Sacred Art of Painting with Colored Sand

Tibetan Sand Mandalas – The Sacred Art of Painting with Colored Sand

Tibetan Sand Mandalas – The Sacred Art of Painting with Colored Sand

Tibetan Sand Mandalas – The Sacred Art of Painting with Colored Sand

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

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

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.

Sand mandala. Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Bloomington, IN. Photo by Nila Nealy.

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, Bloomington, IN. Photo by Nila Nealy.

detail of tibetan Sand mandala

Incredibly beautiful and touching Sand Mandala created monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in celebration of the Dalai Lama's birthday.

Venerable Lama Losang Samten walks us through the symbolism and meaning in The Wheel of Life, an ancient Buddhist sand mandala.

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TIBETAN SAND MANDALA.......SOURCE BING IMAGES.......

TIBETAN SAND MANDALA.......SOURCE BING IMAGES.......