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Tibetan monks creating sand painting at Navy Pier

August 13, 2012 5:00:38 PM PDT
Visitors to Navy Pier are getting a look into the Buddhist practice of creating a sacred sand painting. Eight Tibetan monks will spend the next three days creating what is called a sand mandala. The public can watch them meticulously arrange dyed sand in intricate patterns that will represent the Buddhist principal of compassion. At the end of the day, the sand painting is dismantled and poured in the water to represent the transitory nature of life.

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