Creating a 'world in harmony'
Original post made on Nov 16, 2012
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on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:32 am
This was a very beautiful event to hold in Palo Alto. Being able to watch the monks create the mandala so closely was fascinating.
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.
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.