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Tibetan monks to create sand artwork at K-State

March 14, 2011

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— Buddhist monks from a monastery in Tibet will construct a sand painting this week at the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan.

The monks will work on the sand painting, called a "Mandala," from Monday through Thursday. The process involves placing colored sand on a flat platform to form a complex image. The sand paintings are destroyed shortly after their completion.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the monks have created the sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers and higher-education institutions in the United States and Europe.

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