Perth, Australia -- THEY say that just to gaze upon a sacred mandala enhances enlightenment. Start the year with some spiritual growth.
Experience the creation of a sacred sand mandala by four Tibetan Buddhist Monks. Each morning starts with chanting meditation and through the day there is the opportunity to observe the mandala as it grows to completion. Closed Sunday.
After 9 days of painstaking construction of the intricate pattern, which is created from memory (using coloured marbled sands through brass funnels), the whole artwork is swept up by the Monks and dispatched to the river, emphasising not the futility of life and art but the impermanence of existence.