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Tibetan Sand Mandala

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Over a period of one week, two Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Namgyal Monastery meticulously created a sand mandala of the Buddha of Compassion in the Fleming Museum's Marble Court. Upon completion, the sand mandala -a circular painting made from colored grains of sand- was cast into Lake Champlain, in a gesture that symbolizes the impermanence of existence and the ideal of non-attachment to the material world.

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