Thursday, December 9, 2010

Master art, master mind

Tibetan Sand Mandala

A few years ago, I received an email that captured the whole process of this breathe taking Tibetan Sand Mandala. It is probably the most inspiring art I’ve ever seen and I would love to have the opportunity to witness this in real life.

Define Sand Mandala?
Sand Mandala are made from millions of grains of powdered, colored marble. Powdered sand, flowers, herbs, grains, colored stones and all kinds of precious stones can also be used in the construction of sand mandalas.
It is known as a very important ceremony in Tibetan Buddhism and is believed to have purification and healing energy. These positive energies will transmit to mother earth and to the people who view them.
The great teacher carefully chooses each Mandala, and the students (monks) will start to create the Mandala from their memories. This process will involve 2-4 people and it will take approximately 3 to 6 weeks to complete.
After the completion of Sand Mandala, it will be dismantled together with chants in a specific order. Lastly, the sand is collected in a jar then wrapped in silk and transported to moving waters and back to nature.

Ps: I do not know who is the man behind the camera, if any of you know, please leave me a message on the feedback as I really want to credit his/her name for these respectful pictures.

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• This is the final art piece, let's find out the process behind the scene

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