CORAL SPRINGS, FL – All this week, the visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery have slowly built a sand mandala as part of their visit to Coral Springs Museum of Art in Coral Springs.

The intricate construction of the mandala -- made out of millions of colored grains of sand and laid out in patterns and diagrams representing sacred textual Buddhist imagery – has drawn much attention from visitors who wanted a first-hand look at traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings and artistic expression.

On Sunday, the mandala’s deconstruction will no doubt attract just as much response.

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The monks will destroy the sand design through a sacred ceremony and then distribute some of the sand to those in attendance. The remaining sand will be poured into a moving waterway behind the museum, an act believed to spread blessings to the local community.

The event will take place at 1 pm.

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