I’ve taken hundreds of photos over the last five days as the Tibetan Monks have created their Sand Mandala masterpiece here in Laguna Beach AND learned how to ocean kayak for the first time in their lives (!). The photos reside in three galleries at my photo gallery, www.JustAddWaterPhotography.com – when you purchase prints from my gallery, I’ll be donating ALL of those proceeds to our Tibetan monks.
While the preceding five days have been rather serene, meditative moments in Laguna Beach’s Congregational Church’s sanctuary, today’s final ceremony for the Tibetan Sand Mandala was a colorful riot of people, cameras, videos and photographers on ladders …
In its fifth and final day, the Sand Mandala continues to morph and transform before our eyes – still extraordinary after watching for five straight days! Closing ceremonies for the dissolution of the Mandala is Tuesday at the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach . . .
As you can see, the Tibetan Sand Mandala is progressing very quickly here in Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. (It’s green! Wow!) The crowds are growing thicker, too, as news of the Tibetan monks’ sand painting creation is getting out!. . . .
Every day that I trot down to the Laguna Beach Congregational Church to see the growing Sand Mandala, I’m always surprised at how much work has been done. This is what they had accomplished by Saturday afternoon . . .
As you probably know by now from all my blog entries, we have 5 Tibetan monks in Laguna Beach this week creating a Sand Mandala for 5 days. They’re at the Neighborhood Congregational Church at Glenneyre and St. Ann’s. This is really something you have to see. I know I’ve said it 15 times . . . . I’m going to say it at least two more times in this blog . . .