Tibetan monks create sand mandala at Lane Community College

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Tibetan monks create sand mandala at Lane Community College - Photo by Tristan Fortsch
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Tibetan monks create sand mandala at Lane Community College - Photo by Tristan Fortsch
The creation and destruction of a sand mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The intricate mandala is built with colored sand one grain at a time before being destroyed, representing the beauty and fleeting nature of life.