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Photo album 2012.08.15
Mandala "dismantling" at Navy Pier.
Refugee Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery meticulously create a sand mandala with intricate patterns representing Buddhist principals, over the course of several days, then "dismantle" and pour it into water to represent the transitory nature of material life.
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Mandala "dismantling" at Navy Pier.
Monks nearly done "dismantling" (gently swept with paint brushes).

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Mandala "dismantling" at Navy Pier.
Clean slate with flower and apples.

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Mandala "dismantling" at Navy Pier.
Monks finished putting the sand in the water.