A group of Tibetan Buddhist monks visiting the University of New Mexico create a Green Tara sand mandala. The mandala will be dissolved in a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, at noon. As a les­son in imper­ma­nence, the blessed sand is swept up into a pile and small por­tions offered to those present. The rest of the sand will be taken to the Rio Grande River where, after a short cer­e­mony, it will be poured into the river to bless and purify Albu­querque and all sen­tient beings.

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