You wouldn't know it by the number of posts about the Tibetan Buddhist Temple that I've posted recently but I'm really not a Buddhist. Sure, I like some of their teachings and obviously the whole vegetarian thing works for me (mac & cheese, really how could that not work?) but I really don't espouse their beliefs and would never push them on anyone. To tell you the truth I would never push my beliefs on anyone. Weird for a quasi Christian huh?
Anyhoo, the sand painting that these monks have done just freaks me out. The workmanship is fantastic. Who couldn't appreciate the detail?
There is all kinds of meaning in the painting but I didn't really pay much attention as Terry was reading. I was truly enjoying the artistry. Sorry Terry. I love you but damn how can I pay attention when I need to absorb?
This is colored sand people! Yeah, Sand! The slightest breath could have ruined the whole thing. When I paint I don't worry about making a mistake (come on it is all a mistake) because I know that I can paint over it but look at this. There is no getting it wrong.
Do you think they did it to make me feel inadequate? DONE! Thanks guys.