Flickr Project 365/ Creative Every Day 2011
The girls and I had the honor of visiting the Westover School yesterday
to see Tibetan Monks creating a sand mandala.
The monks, from the Drepung Gomang monastery in India,
have been working on this mandala for 4 days.
The sound was beautiful!
Friday, at a closing ceremony, they will sweep up the sands and deposit them in a nearby river so they flow into the world.
The making and destroying of sand mandalas is a way of practicing the Buddhist doctrine of the transitory nature of material things, impermanence.
It was humbling to interact with the monks.
We were even able to have our prayer flags blessed.
It was also very cool to just be inside the Westover School.
This trip is one we'll remember for a long, long time!