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Tibetan Buddhist Monk Creates Sand Mandala as Exercise in Enlightenment

February 28, 2017

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form.