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Monday, February 8, 2010

Tibetan Healing Mandala

I've twice had the good fortune to attend a Tibetan Buddhist Healing Mandala Ceremony. Several monks meditatively work hours to create a Mandala using colored sand and funneling it on to a transportable flat surface with a drawn design. When this beautiful work is completed it is carried to a stream/river and tilted with the sand falling into the running water. With prayer and compassion they enact reality and the impermanent nature of existence.
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To me this understanding of impermanence speaks directly to the sustainable movement in the arts, business, education, agriculture, politics, philosophy/religion and etc.

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