Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Deprung Loseling Monestary constructed a Mandala Sand Painting in the Sanctuary at the Aspen Chapel, beginning 8-8-11. Traditionally most sand manadalas are destroyed shortly after their completition. This is done as a metaphor for the inpermanaence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there is spreads throughout the world for planetary healing.