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I really loved this experience and the display that followed.
As a member of the Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA, I was honored to attend an exhibit by Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery from Atlanta, Georgia. During this visit the monks created one of their spiritual sand mandalas that was offered to bring peace and unity for both Savannah and the world. The craft and skills of these monks were unbelievable as they produced by hand the mandala solely using tiny grains of colored sand and ritually blessed instruments. No two mandala is the same. Over the course of days the monks worked in shifts to create intricate patterns and figures on a once clean slate table. Chalk lines were painstakingly drawn with mathematical precision, a labor many apprentice monks aspired to reach.