23 4 / 2014

lkaros:

q’d

lkaros:

q’d

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22 4 / 2014

archiemcphee:

As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas. They were there for a weeklong residency during which they constructed this magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sandpainting.

The monks will spend up to eight hours a day working together on one of their sandpaintings. The process starts with an opening ceremony and the consecration of work site.

Each work begins as a drawing, the outline of the mandala. Then, colored sand is poured from traditional metal funnels called chak-purs. Each monk holds a chak-pur in one hand, while running a metal rod on its grated surface; the vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid.

Once the sandpainting has been completed it is ceremoniously destroyed using a ritual vajra.

"The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing."

Click here to learn more about The Mystical Arts of Tibet

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22 4 / 2014

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20 4 / 2014

20 4 / 2014

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20 4 / 2014

20 4 / 2014

20 4 / 2014

kaylanewell:

i passed this on my bike the other day and it made me feel better and now look here it is again

kaylanewell:

i passed this on my bike the other day and it made me feel better and now look here it is again

(Source: sediti0n, via heartnothate)

16 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014