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sadak Nyelam sand mandala by Tenzin Yangton & Chaphur 2012

Yungdrung Bon monks create a sand mandala at the Gyalshen Institute in California.  A mandala, or kyil khor in Tibetan, is an architectural representation of a sacred palace in which the related deity and retinue reside.  Each symbol and color within the mandala has a meaning.  This mandala is being created with colored sand.

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