yet another request… it’s like I work for my son. HAHA!
There must be something going on at school that I don’t know about, I’ll have to investigate.
The final product of my tattoo in memory of my cat Snickers who passed away at the age of 12 this summer, I’d had Snickers since I was 6 years old. I can’t think of a more beautiful way to pay tribute to my friend.
Done by: Carmin A
at Ace & Sword Tattoo Parlour
Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.
Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done
That’s basically what these monks do actually.
They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.
Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.