By gillyh

Sand Mandala

Visited the Buddhist Exhibition on at the British Library with a friend. It was fascinating and full of many beautiful objects.

Afterwards we watched 3 monks making a sand mandala which is a "spiritual symbol made from coloured sand representing the universe and cosmos". It is made by the monks scooping up tiny amounts of the coloured sand and gently taping the copper flute so it spills out into the pattern; it takes 3 whole days to make. When it is finished it will be ceremoniously destroyed and the sand taken in a procession to a body of water where its "healing energies rejoin nature".

We went and had a drink in the beautiful Gilbert Scott bar afterwards, worth a blip on it's own.

I have to go down into town today to check out a new tablet, l may get some Christmasy blips. A big frost outside at present.

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