Tibetan Monks visit campus
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Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days. The lamas begin by drawing an outline of the mandala, then they lay the colored sands by pouring it from a traditional metal funnel called chak-pur. Traditionally, most sand mandalas are destroyed shortly after their completion; this act is completed as a metaphor for the impermanence of life.