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MANDALA

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This breathtaking work of art is here for no other reason than the fact that it’s my blog and I’ve always thought they were beautiful. :grin:

This magnificent sand mandala is known as The Kalachakra.

They are maps of the universe and the meditative mind. Both primitive and exquisite, they are painstakingly created by hand, according to Buddhist tradition, with colored sand, using funnels and scrapers until the pre-determined pattern is achieved. Once finished, the mandala is destroyed, symbolizing the transitory nature of things.

Absolutely gorgeous.

I’m blogging at the Chicas site today, with information about next week’s CONTEST.

Come and play!! :waving:

Category: Chicas,Southern Fried Chicas — Raine @ 3:17 am ·   Comments (6)

6 Responses to “MANDALA

  1. It’s gorgeous. I’m just trying to figure out why anyone would call it primitive.There’s nothing primitive about it.

  2. Raine says:

    Jordan, I think that refers to the ‘style’ of the artwork, like, as far as the figures, geometric shapes, etc.
    But gorgeous it is. :grin:

  3. Ann says:

    I could look at it for hours. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. Melanie says:

    I agree with you it is beautiful. I watched a documentary about the Dali Lama where a bunch of monks made one. It’s a cool process to see. Have a good one:)

  5. Raine says:

    Ann, me too!
    Must confess, I’ve always gasped when I’ve seen them destroy it once it’s finished. :(

  6. Raine says:

    Melanie, yes it is!

    We had a group of monks come here a few years back (they travel from city to city), and construct one at the local museum. It was an amazing process.