Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mandala

We happened upon this sand mandala at the American Museum of Natural History last weekend. It was so popular, you couldn't even get close to it! At the end of the day they have a ceremony where a monk destroys the mandala, and the sand is put in a jar and later poured in the river. This is done to symbolize the acceptance of impermanence.

5 comments:

Olivier said...

Waouhh il est magnifique ce Mandala

Blue Wave 707 said...

That is one intricate piece of art! Nice shot!

Dave said...

I like the symbolism at the end of the day.

Babzy said...

beautiful ,i wish i could it !

The Plainsman said...

Amazing how they can get the geometric shapes and lines so straight. As to the impermanence of life and our world, I'm remined of that each day!