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Fleeting beauty: the Tibetan sand mandala
    Date:06-06-2016 Source:Xinhuanet Author:    

Tibetan Buddhist monks and assistants work on the sand mandala on May 12, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

BEIJING, June 6, 2016 -- Remember that feeling of watching the tide lap at a sandcastle you'd made on the beach?

A Tibetan Buddhist monk meditates while the assistants making preparation before start working on the sand mandala on May 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

Well, extend the creative side of that work to weeks or even months and you know how a Tibetan Buddhist monk might feel on completing a sand mandala.

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