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Making a Mandala

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