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Sand Mandala

How to Find Joy in the Process and Let Go of the Result

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

The Tibetan Buddhist monks ritualistically create, and then ritualistically dismantle, their creation as a symbol of the transitory nature of material life. The jar of sand is taken to a river and released back into nature.

5 Intense Examples Of Faith You Have To See To Believe

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.15.2015 | OWN

Warning: Video may be difficult to watch for some viewers. In the far reaches of the world, even in places where cameras rarely go, you'll find an inc...

Daily Meditation: The Lesson Of Impermanence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Don't Breathe On This Impossibly Intricate Sand Mandala

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

In Buddhist tradition, a mandala is a sacred image that graphically represents the universe and is intended for use during meditation. Typically circu...

Tibetan Monks Create Wildly Intricate Sand Painting In Meditative Masterpiece

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

The mandala is a spiritual symbol that represents the universe. Literally translating to "center and its surroundings," mandalas always contain a cent...

Asia Society Offers a Space to Slow Down and Reflect

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

The Asia Society's current exhibit, 'Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,' has allowed its curators to foray into unconventional ...

Tibetan Monks Crisscross The U.S. Making Sand Mandalas

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Claudia Ricci

The monks, who hail from the Ganden Jangtse Monastery in Mundgod, South India, are on a year-long tour through the U.S., spending time in communities that are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy and practices.

The Mandala: Why Do Monks Destroy It?

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

They destroy it. Why? Because the underlying message of the mandala ceremony is that nothing is permanent. Nothing. All things are in flux, it says, beautiful but ephemeral, moving but temporary, a plateau but not a summit

Beautiful Buddhist Mandalas From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.08.2011 | Religion

The Dalai Lama is in Washington D.C. from July 6-16, leading a gathering of thousands of Buddhists through the "Kalachakra for World Peace." Central t...

Dalai Lama Speaks To Thousands On The National Mall

Matteo Pistono | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Matteo Pistono

The irony of the Tibetan leader speaking about losing his nation, in front of the U.S. Capitol, while Secretary Clinton was welcoming the new country of South Sudan was not lost on members in the crowd.