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.
Opening ceremony prayers.
Layout of the mandala done first in chalk lines
Mandala in progress. It was fascinating to watch them work.
Detail shot of the mandala in progress.
The completed work.
Closing ceremony – the mandala is swept up and placed in a bag.
The sand is distributed in a nearby stream