Tuesday, 03. April 2007
The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. In Tibetan this art is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means “mandala of colored powders.” Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks, When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Enjoy this 7 minutes.

Related Entries:
Tibetan Healing Mandala
Construction of the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala
Tibetan Mandalas - Tibetische Mandalas

UPDATE: January 30. 2008

This mandala sand painting was a gift to New York City from the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery to commemorate the tragic events of September 11. This was in 2003, so it's not brand new but still gives it a pretty nice look to it.

Archived daily images of the construction:
Mandala Sand Painting: Creating an Enlightened World by Asia Society.

Category: Meditation & Mind Category: Symbols & Geometry

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