A Buddhist sand mandala as fleeting as it is beautiful

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BUDDHIST monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India constructed an intricate Medicine Buddha sand mandala at Unity Temple in Kansas City this week

Each day the monks worked hours to create the mandala with colored sand. Once the design was finalized, they brushed up the sand and threw it into Brush Creek during a closing ceremony.

There’s something beautiful in that.

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5 thoughts on “A Buddhist sand mandala as fleeting as it is beautiful

  1. I don’t see beauty in hours spent on a task that is swept away. The time could have been spent doing community work instead.

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    • All work and no play makes for a very dull existence.

      Surely you can see the meditative qualities of doing something like that? And in the long run, what good are you to anyone if you have no inner peace?

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      • Maybe some of my father has rubbed off on me. His father kicked him out of primary school to work on the farm. Worked hard his whole life. He never understood why people pay money to go to the gym when they could get their exercise, working for him, and he would even pay them.

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