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Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks
    #2331843 - 02/13/04 07:38 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

A group of Tibetan Monks have been visiting my campus. All week these guys have been working on this, for 6 hours a day, taking turns. They have been conducting other activities around campus, but this is the coolest. I got to try it on a spare table, it was much harder than it looks, and it looks hard. You must be incredibly steady. They meditate sometimes when they work, I've seen them chant softly. But most often they say nothing and all you hear is the rattlesnake-like sound of the sticks they use to design the sand.
Here's a few different pics--the mandala should be done Saturday and dispersed Sunday.





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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: Blastrid]
    #2331855 - 02/13/04 07:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

That's awesome. Too bad they used like, zero color scheme.. it could look cooler. :wink:


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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: Blastrid]
    #2333180 - 02/14/04 02:12 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

:heart: budhism


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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: funkymonk]
    #2333268 - 02/14/04 02:40 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Wow, i've never seen sand art before...that's pretty damn cool :laugh: Seems like tedious work, eh?


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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: Blastrid]
    #2334236 - 02/14/04 02:40 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

/in awe

..whats cool to me is how it will be destoyed as soon as its complete!


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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: shaggy101]
    #2334915 - 02/14/04 06:07 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Damn, what a lesson in unattachment.. it would be like building a big ass skyscraper and having it blown up and knocked over.... or does that strike a nerve with people?

Maybe THAT is a lesson in unattachment. :grin:

Wait a minute, this isn't S and P! I've been fooled! *gasps*

Still, though, that thing looks fucking sweet as hell! :thumbup:
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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: Blastrid]
    #2335026 - 02/14/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Cool Blastrid! Thanks for sharing this!  :heart:


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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: Fliquid]
    #2335513 - 02/14/04 09:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I thought you guys would appreciate seeing this.

The detail is amazing... looking from a lower perspective gives you an idea of the semi-topographical features: some sand is higher, and some detail has 3D shape...


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Re: Sand Mandala by Visiting Tibetan Monks [Re: Blastrid]
    #2339816 - 02/16/04 03:17 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I never knew it was such intense work to do such a thing.  :shocked:


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