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Impermanence of Sand: Teaching Tibetan Sand Mandalas

We are moving on to Vajrayana Buddhism in Buddhist Art & Architecture and we created individual sand mandalas to commemorate the occasion. The goal was to not only understand what a mandala is, but how they can embody the idea of visualization, meditation, and impermanence in a Tibetan context. We’ll look at an actual preserved sand mandala at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Wednesday. I just wanted to share the colorful fruits of my students’ labor!
[slide first_slide=”yes” last_slide=”” title=”Mandala by G.M.” src=”https://cmspiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_0992-e1520893572700.jpg”][slide first_slide=”” last_slide=”” title=”Mandala by C.H.” src=”https://cmspiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_0986.jpg”][slide first_slide=”” last_slide=”” title=”Mandalas by M.K. (left) and D.T. (right)” src=”https://cmspiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_0985.jpg”][slide first_slide=”” last_slide=”” title=”Mandala by N.X.” src=”https://cmspiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_0997-e1520893532888.jpg”][slide first_slide=”” last_slide=”” title=”Destruction can be just as beautiful as creation. Mandala by L.A.” src=”https://cmspiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_0993-e1520893687885.jpg”][slide first_slide=”” last_slide=”yes” title=”Our collective labor! Tossed to the wind.” src=”https://cmspiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_1003-e1520893547448.jpg”]