|The monks in Luria Park.|
Tibetan Buddhist monks chanted, blew extremely long horns, and poured sand from a mandala sand painting into Holmes Run in Annandale Sunday afternoon.
|The mandala created by the monks from grains of sand colored with vegetable dyes. It was deconstructed to show that nothing is permanent, even life.|
The monks are from the Dalai Llama’s Drepung Loseling Monastery in exile in Dharamsala, India, and travel the world in an attempt to preserve Buddhist traditions and Tibetan culture.