Toddler Destroyes Monks' Sand Painting

May 24, 2007


Eight Tibetan monks spent two days cross-legged on the floor at Union Station, leaning over to meticulously create an intricate design of colored sand as an expression of their Buddhist faith. They were more than halfway done when, within seconds, their work was destroyed by a dancing toddler. And in typical Tibetan monk fashion, they simply smiled and started over. Which is probably a better reaction than I would've had: drop kicking the baby through a plate glass window while screaming "DIE!"


  • Tibetan art is about patience and impermanence. Usually sand mandalas are destroyed after a few days, so they probably believed it happened earlier than expected !
    At we design tibetan scripts that you may keep for your entire life if needed :-)

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