This sand mandala was made in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. The mandala was produced over 10 days and condensed into 3 minutes in this timelapse. Two Tibetan monks, Ven. Kunchok Rinzin & Ven. Lobsang Tendhar were the creators of this amazing piece of art.

The mandala is a visualisation tool, a symbol of a perfect world in which we are all perfect beings practicing pure loving kindness and compassion. Visualising
ourselves in the centre of the mandala creates the conditions for us to behave towards
others with kindness and compassion, a powerful tool for growth and transformation.

Chenrezig means compassion, the Tibetan Buddhists believe the Dalai Lama is the human manifestation of Chenrezig. There is 108 forms of Chenrezig. The Dalai Lama as the human manifestation of Chenrezig represents the compassion of Buddha's past, present and future.

The Chenrezig mantra is OM MANI PEME HUNG
The monks also create the mandala and then deliberately destroy it. This is to help us understand that all things are impermanent and exist only in relation to and in
dependence on other things. Therefore feelings of pain, joy and happiness pass then return. Nothing is permanent in life there is constant change.

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