Tibetan sand mandala

Photoblog of Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala

In my photoblog, I document the construction of a traditional Tibetan Sand Mandala built by two visiting Tibetan Buddhist Monks in my university. This truly fascinating and intricate piece of artwork is built slowly using just a few grains of sand at a time. Once the Mandala is completed it is deconstructed and deposited into a body of water, to symbolize the Buddhist belief of nonattachment.

(via BoingBoing)


These pictures are incredible. The skill and patience it must take to do this is amazing. I would love to see this in person.