Creating a 'world in harmony' Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:32 am
Five monks from the Drepung Loseling Phykhang Monastery in India spent Nov. 9-11 at Be Yoga in Palo Alto crafting a colorful sand mandala, which in Sanskrit means "world in harmony." Photos and video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.
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Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm
If yu ever get a chance to see the monks create these sand mandalas, it is an amazing creative process which takes hours and hours. Later, it is all swept away as an illustration of impermanence.
Most Tibetan Buddhists that we see in this country are from India, Nepal, New York, or Colorado, as China does not allow Buddhism to be practiced in Tibet, other than as a tourist attraction. The aforementioned locations have sizeable Tibetan populations and Tibetan Buddhism Centers. Nova Scotia actually has a Tibetan Abbey.
Posted by Jack, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm
I think this is the same group that created a sand mandala at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto early in 2011. Watching it being made was really an amazing experience, as was letting all that beauty go when the patterns were destroyed at the end.