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PhotoHunt: Together

This week's theme is "Together."

Tibetan monks work together to create a sand mandala that honors the female Buddha, Green Tara. They came to my area as part of a Sacred Arts Tour, spent a couple of weeks creating this sand painting, and then had a ceremony where they destroyed it, giving us a Buddhist lesson about impermanence and change.

These monks are from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India, where 2,000 refugee monks live. More info about the Sacred Arts Tour here.

sand mandala

Sand Mandala

Tibetan sand mandala

Sand Mandala

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They are beautiful, but there is an important lesson within the destruction. Very cool idea for the theme :) Hope you have a great weekend too!

Great choice. The sand mandalas always blow me away. Such intricate work.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, that looks like such a meticulous craft with very beautiful results. It's a great take on this week's theme.

Wow that would be so hard for me to destroy something that I worked so long and hard to do, but the Buddhist lesson of impermanence and change is so admirable. And I can see how that belief can lead to a more happy and fulfilling life.

Great photos. Have a wonderful weekend.


I can see how serious they are. Great take on the theme.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Liz @ MLC

great photos and very interesting take on the theme. the sand painting is gorgeous.


So very very interesting. What pretty art they create.

Have a lovely weekend.


These are wonderful photos for the theme. What patience they must have.

Happy weekend to you.

WOw that is utterly amazing. Great choice!


They came to Greenville too, but I didn't get to see them. This is a perfect idea for the theme!


What a fantastic take on the theme! love mandalas, didn't know about this type, though.



I've seen sand mandalas -- and think they are amazing things -- but have never seen monks wearing face masks while making them! ;D

beautiful take on the theme!

Fascinating, thank you for sharing.

Beautiful. Both the photos and the sentiment.

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