Impermanence – Painting With Sand at Emory

Emory University has been celebrating “Tibet Week,” a program of the Emory-Tibet Partnership which aims to bring together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions. One of the features of the week has been an ongoing art project in which monks paint a mandala using colored sand.

Producer Jenny Ament spoke with the monks and with Kari Leibowitz, the Program Coordinator for the Emory-Tibet Partnership, about this intricate work which will be swept away once it is completed. 

You can visit The Michael C. Carlos Museum on Emory’s campus to see the mandala first-hand before it is destroyed. We have more information on the events going on during Tibet Week at Atlanta PlanIt.