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A sand mandala
Tibetan Monks create sacred artwork at GSU
Sand Mandala lead
Sonam Gyatso, a Tibetan monk from the Drepung Loseling monastery, works on an orange section of the Green Tara sand mandala Tuesday in the Russell Union Commons. - photo by JULIA FECHTER/Herald Intern
They lean over the table, closely concentrating on what lies in front of them. They use rulers to sketch the lines just right, because the lines have to be precise. Also, they must be precise when scraping sand from a curved tube to the flat surface of the artwork.
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