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Tibetan Monks Create a Breathtakingly Intricate Sand Mandala and Then Destroy It Ceremonially

In 2013 Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery built an elaborate five-foot diameter sand mandala at the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas. This video documents the monks painstakingly creating the mandala by hand, as well as the ceremonial dismantling of the mandala at the end of the process. According to the museum, the mandala’s destruction is meant to signify “the impermanence of all that exists.”

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