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Listen to RealAudio  Mandala Dismantling Ceremony: All Things Transitory (6:30) 02/21/05

For a month, visitors to St. Lawrence University's Brush Art Gallery had an opportunity for quiet reflection while viewing a sand mandala constructed by Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Creation of a sand mandala is one of the highest forms of sacred teaching. It represents compassion and is used as a meditation tool. But, like life, it isn't permanent. The Ven. Tenzin Yignyen led a dismantling ceremony. Todd Moe reports. Email this story to a friend!
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