principles and elements of tibetan mandala
Mandala- Mandala means Circle. These designs tend to be in a circular format and are normally filled with patterns. One reason Tibetan monks create mandalas is for mediation and focusing. Traditional mandalas are made with sand and take about 5-7 days, people travel from all over the world to watch the monks create their designs. After they are finished they sweep up the sand and spread it over water to symbolize the impermanence of life.