Sand Mandala Time Lapse [Extended Version] – Asheville, NC – Urban Dharma – 2012
Traditionally it is believed that simply viewing a mandala and the symbols associated with it brings blessings of love, compassion and well-being to all. “Om Mani Padme Hum” is the mantra associated with this particular mandala – the mantra of compassion with the mandala of compassion.
This video has been infused with the Om Mani Padme Hum” mantra – it is flashed 108 times throughout this documentary (although this is not so easily noticed with the naked eye). The 108th one is the easiest to see – it is at the very end of the video and takes up the entire screen. The intention for doing this is to make watching the creation of this mandala a fuller experience – this video itself is a meditation on well-being for all.
This mandala was created in Asheville, NC at Urban Dharma, from July 15th – 19th, 2012.
Stay tuned for the longer documentary on the full process of the creation, blessing and dissolution of this sand mandala – due to be released later this year.
The music is by Asheville local Alex Caruso. The first song is “Whose Ever,” and it flows seamlessly into the second song that is called “Joyous Light.” These songs are off of his album Pathless Ways. It is an incredible album – each track flows beautifully into the next – the entire album is a musical journey in itself. You can find his music by visiting his website.
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