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Time Lapse Video - Monks Create A Sand Mandala at Randolph College

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Published on Mar 30, 2012

In October 2011 a group of Buddhist monks from the Tashi Kyl monastery in Dehradun, India spent a week at Randolph College creating a Medicine Buddha sand mandala. Watch the monks painstakingly create the mandala one grain of sand at a time over the course of several days. Once the mandala was complete, the monks destroyed it in a ceremony and carried the sand to a local stream where they dumped into the water. Religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger talks about the mandala and it significance. Randolph student Mareeha Niaz recounts how the monks lived on campus during their visit and interacted with students. Time lapse photography by Chris Cohen.

Read more in Randolph Magazine - http://www.randolphcollege.edu/magazi...

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