monk with microphon
sand mandala
monk musicians in line
monks by mandala
monks playing instruments
monks in line behind mandala
monk starting to dismantle mandala
monk swiping mandala sand
monk swiping mandala sand
monk swiping mandala sand in swirling motion
mandala swirled
mandala sand being scooped up
mandala sand being scooped up
woman bowing towards monk
person recieving sand from monk
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Photos: Sand Mandala Closing Ceremony

July 26, 2016

As Emory celebrated Tibet Week back in March, Buddhist monks spent hours each day crafting a sand mandala representing Green Tara, which remained on display in the Michael C. Carlos Museum. On Sunday, July 24, the community gathered for a closing ceremony to bid farewell to the mandala, which was then destroyed to symbolize the impermanence of life.

Photos by Becky Stein.