Today at work…

The Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery visited campus and created a sand Mandala. I got to photograph their work as part of my work at Nichols.

Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Opening ceremony prayers.

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Layout of the mandala done first in chalk lines

Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling MonasteryMandala in progress. It was fascinating to watch them work. 

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Detail shot of the mandala in progress.

Fischer Institute Presents: Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling MonasteryThe completed work.

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Closing ceremony – the mandala is swept up and placed in a bag.

 
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The sand is distributed in a nearby stream

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