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Tricycle friend Stuart Freeman provides this  video, which he shot Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at St. John The Divine, in New York City. During the Dalai Lama’s visit, ten Drepung Loseling monks created this extraordinary sand mandala in the Chapel of St. Boniface. The monks use hollow pipes, or chak-purs, to create the mandala. Grains of sand are “vibrated” through the chak-purs into the design. When a mandala is  completed, it is ritually destroyed in recognition of impermanence.

Chanting by: Mandala Offering -The Gyuto Monks Tantric ChoirTibetan Chants for World Peace. 

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