Imagine the amount of patience that’s required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala sand painting, pouring multicolored grains of sand onto a shared platform until it becomes a spectacular piece of art.
that’s not even the end of it. THEY WASH THAT AWAY AFTER THEY’RE FINISHED. All that work, patience, passion, all washed away in a river to be restarted again. It’s a significance that nothing lasts forever, but what happens then is what you create. you can wash and clean your plate when you’re done and read then start over and try something new.. these things can make me cry.