Three monks creating mandala
Close up of tibetan monk working on mandala
Close up of tibetan monk working on mandala
Four tibetan monks working on mandala
Three monks working on mandala
Three monks working on mandala with dalai lama in background
monks working mandala from above
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Photos: Tibet Week sand mandala

March 29, 2016

As Emory celebrated Tibet Week, Buddhist monks spent hours each day crafting a sand mandala representing Green Tara. The meticulous creations are often destroyed as soon as they are completed to symbolize the impermanence of life, but this mandala will remain on display in the Michael C. Carlos Museum throughout the exhibit "Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection."