A Pastry Mandala

Tibetan Buddhism is a fascinating philosophy.  Truly, it’s a subject worth looking into if you’re not already familiar with it.  An area of particular interest to me in any philosophy is that of its meditation practices and there are some neat ones to be found in Tibetan Buddhism.  The Sand Mandala is one such practice.  A sand mandala is an elaborate sand painting that is ritualistically created and then destroyed.  There is a host of tradition in how they are made and taken apart afterwards and it’s so fascinating to me that such an elaborate work is made for the purposes of destroying. Continue reading