Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery Create a Sand Mandala in Austin

By: ralphbarrera

Jan 10 2013

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Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:110mm
ISO:2000
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Several Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India are in Austin to create a five-foot sand mandala in the Blanton Museum of Art’s Rapoport Atrium on the University of Texas campus. The exhibition is open to the public for viewing which concludes this Sunday January 13 with the ceremonial dismantling and dispersing of the sand into a nearby body of water. Sand mandalas are unique to Tibetan Buddhism and are created for the healing of living beings and the environment.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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