19 June, 2010

Concentration at Work/ Working with Concentration

It took six days for a group of Buddhist monks to create a mandala of compassion out of coloured sand. I think this is the first time-lapse video that I’ve seen that was captures the work of someone producing a singular piece of work over such a long period of time. The monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery who created the work apparently then destroyed the mandala and scattered the sand into a river for it to be carried off into the world.

To read more about the creation of this mandala you can go to the following links (here and here).


  1. Wonderful magic. It is you know. Wonderous images from yesterday too. :)

  2. Beautiful video. My friend Sheena wrote a wonderful, prize-winning short story about just this. Hope the link works! http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/short-story-competition/winning-entry-2010/

  3. Wow .. that is amazing and beautiful! What a blessing for us all.