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Mandala Dismantling Ceremony: All Things Transitory

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For nearly a month, visitors to St. Lawrence University's Brush Art Gallery have been given an opportunity for quiet reflection and meditation while viewing a sand mandala, constructed by Tenzin Yingyen, a Tibetan Buddhist lama, or master. In Tibetan Buddhism the creation of a colorful, intricately detailed sand mandala, or painting, is considered 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. Last Friday, the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen led a dismantling ceremony. Todd Moe reports.

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