Sunday, November 14, 2021

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Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery perform a special dismantle of the mandala sand painting Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Houston. The ritual was held at the Asia Society Texas Center, where the sweeping up the sands was to symbolize the impermanence of life. The mandala sand painting ritual used millions of grains of sand that were meticulously placed in order to purify and heal the environment and its inhabitants. The sand was distributed to the audience at the conclusion of the ceremony, while supplies last.

5 thoughts on “Sunday, November 14, 2021

  1. H@M: Your comment about the close relationship between statue and statute is very perceptive. I see in my dictionary that both originate from words that meant “to set up.” Would that the statutes you cite never have been written and the statues of Confederate soldiers and politicians never been put up. But they were, and some of us in the South are still trying to live down the sins of our fathers.

  2. I never gave the background music much thought since Barbara’s podcasts are so interesting. I’m guessing that Barbara uses a custom music bed for her podcast.

    1. This is a wild assumption, but I think her husband put it together. It’s unique and apparently human generated.

  3. Leo – I completely agree about the glare from the glass keys. Beautiful, but not functional in all lighting conditions!

  4. I seem to recall hearing that Barbara’s son wrote the typewriter-inflected music that we hear on the “Writers on Writing” podcast. I’ll ask her.

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