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The sand was collected after the mandala was dissolved. Some was cast into the river to flow to the sea and some was put in small bags and given to the people at the ceremony.
Some favorites from a summer walk this morning.
Tashi Lhunpo artisan monks construct the Medicine Buddha sand mandala. The creation of a sand mandala is an ancient spiritual practice. The result is a brightly coloured intricate detailed image that is swept away in a dissolution ceremony once it is complete after many hours of detailed work.