Monks construct and ceremonially deconstruct sand mandala in Evansville

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A group of Tibetan monks ended a week-long stay in Evansville on Friday.

The monks constructed a sand mandala at a yoga studio in Evansville.

The mandala is a sand sculpture with symbols representing the world’s major religions.

It’s designed to show the love the monks say everyone desires.

The monks are on month seven of a nine-month tour of the United States.

After working on the mandala for a week, the monks ceremonially dismantled the sculpture and poured the sand in the Ohio River.

The ceremony was designed to have the sands spread healing energies wherever the waters take it.

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(This story was originally published on March 15, 2019)

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