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For Tibetans, Mandalas are sacred. Presented in various forms such as paintings, coloured sand patterns or large carved structures. Mandala is a sacred circle of Tibetan Buddhism and has a highly symbolic meaning. It is also used as a meditation support.
Mandalas represent the fundamental aspects of Buddhism, the desire to put an end to suffering, the quest for happiness for others and finally, the pursuit for a true vision of reality.
Mandalas symbolize the ephemeral side of life and non-attachment. For this reason, it takes several weeks for monks to build this art made with colored sand, once built, they will destroy it completely. They then throw this destroyed sand of mandala into a river. It is believed that the positive energy sacrificed by monks in the realization of this art in form of Mandala, is dispersed and offered to all living beings.