Tibetan monks create vibrant, temporary work of art at UWEC

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Tuesday, Tibetan culture was on full display at UW-Eau Claire as monks turn millions of grains of sand into a work of art.

It’s called a sand mandala, a vibrant, yet temporary work of art. The process to complete the sand art takes days. During the course of this week, monks will also be giving lectures on Tibetan culture, music, dance, and traditions.

Spreading knowledge is serving as a central theme to the visit.

At the end of the week, the mandala is dismantled; in a practice that sends the sand metaphorically back to the earth.