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[Tibet] The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery performing an ancient tradition 


Halina Bednarz 2009-07-12

Procession and the ceremony of destoying Mandala/in Wroclaw, Poland
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Procession and the ceremony of destoying Mandala/in Wroclaw, Poland

The ancient tradition of TIBET: over many centuries, the prayer ceremonies have been performed by the Tibetian Buddhist monks and nuns of the Karma Kangyu lineage, forming part of the foundation of their daily lives..


The Mandala - tradition, which has been preserved over the past 2500 years..

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Mandala - ritual of painting with colored sand - was prepared for habitans of Wroclaw city for their happiness. The process of forming Mandala was defined by the Buddha and was kept in secret till the Dalai Lama XIV times, who let to make it public. This tradition has been preserved over the past 2500 years in an unbroken transmission from master to disciple.

Citizens of Wroclaw could observe the Mandala for a week until it was ceremonially destroyed and the sand was put into the Odra river.


Mandala goes to the Odra river

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Tibetian monk procession with the sand from mandala

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accompaning with a Tibetian sacred chant

sacred Tibetian Chant
sacred Tibetian Chant

The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery are the great artists - they are winners of the Grammy Award for 2004.

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praying and blessing

PRAYERS
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PRAYERS


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The creation of mandala

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Mandala
[those two photos of mandala thanks to blog "Tsering" - www.tsering.wroclaw.pl ]

HISTORICAL COSTUMES

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and ritual dance

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