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    This was a compassion mandala the monks made here in Portland a week ago. They do the intricate colored sand work. Then sweep it up and let all that focused compassion blow away in the wind at the river.

    1. n&pdav 55 months ago | reply

      It must have been an amazing experience.

    2. cassandra204 55 months ago | reply

      Those sand mandala are a high concentrated art ! I
      The Sand Mandala
      Mandalas constructed from sand are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are believed to effect purification and healing. Typically, a great teacher chooses the specific mandala to be created. Monks then begin construction of the sand mandala by consecrating the site with sacred chants and music. Next, they make a detailed drawing from memory. Over a number of days, they fill in the design with millions of grains of colored sand. At its completion, the mandala is consecrated. The monks then enact the impermanent nature of existence by sweeping up the colored grains and dispersing them in flowing water

    3. laughingoysterbabies popping in and out ~** 55 months ago | reply

      Hi there Cassandra, I have been lucky enough to be at two sand dispersals and it is an awesome thing to release all the compassion intention out to the world!!!!!!

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