Friday, September 2, 2011

Chenrezig Sand Mandala

Six Tibetan monks, representatives of the Gaden Shartse Monks of Mundgod, India just made the group’s third visit to Durango. From the Tibetan Refugee Settlement in Mundgod, their mission is to raise funds for the monastery, home to more than 1,000 monks, and to be of service through their traditional teachings and lifestyle of peace, harmony, compassion and tolerance.

To the amazement of all who followed the progress, the monks spent four days in Durango constructing the Chenrezig Sand Mandala at the Open Shutter Gallery. Sand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form and is constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. This Mandala is a representation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, or Chenrezig.

The sand particles are laid with precision to form an intricate pattern of designs

Their Tools

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

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