Visiting monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Tibet spent much of last week creating a sand mandala at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. The Buddhist tradition involves creating a “painting” made from colored sand and then destroying it in a ritual that symbolizes the impermanent nature of life. Take a look as they worked through the week and then held Saturday’s closing ceremony.
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