We create things from sand, as do the monks from Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery, but the results are very different...
On Friday I got to see and experience an amazing event. It was the creation and destruction of a sand mandala by monks from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery. It took six monks three days to create this work of art that existed for about 30 minutes before they proceeded to destroy it and return the sand from where it had come so as to spread universal compassion. A full write up of this can be found in my personal blog.
It made me think how different the life is that they have created compared to ours. Both work in silicon, both create highly sophisticated patterns in silicon, but they do it from a sense of thanks to their world and to spread joy. I will let your mind add why we do it.
For those of you on the west coast of the US, they will be touring over the next few months and if you get a chance, I suggest that you witness this.
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