Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.

Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.

Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things

Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things

These are made with colored sand, take days to create and when finished are scooped up and often poured into a body of water.

These are made with colored sand, take days to create and when finished are scooped up and often poured into a body of water.

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/272274838/quilled-tibetan-sand-mandala-wall-art

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/272274838/quilled-tibetan-sand-mandala-wall-art

close up of a Sand Mandala. I remember school taking us to watch the Buddhist monks making sand mandalas and it was breath taking the detail they can make with sand.

close up of a Sand Mandala. I remember school taking us to watch the Buddhist monks making sand mandalas and it was breath taking the detail they can make with sand.

... British artist Tim Pugh makes elaborate artwork on site out of sticks, leaves, pine cones, and other found materials in nature

... British artist Tim Pugh makes elaborate artwork on site out of sticks, leaves, pine cones, and other found materials in nature

Sand mandala created at Tibet’s Drepung Gomang Monastery. Description from laurelneme.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Sand mandala created at Tibet’s Drepung Gomang Monastery. Description from laurelneme.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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