Sunday saw the mandala completed. Here we see it (from a side angle). I was unable to attend the closing ceremonies, but my wife Diane was there and took these photos.
As part of the ceremony, the sand was carefully brushed up, put in an urn for disposal in the nearest swift-moving river. I'm not sure where that will be, this is a drought-gripped region.
After days of intense concentration on the painting, the monks seemed happy
to be done and there were smiles all around.
The large, four storied central room of the museum was filled with the sounds of the traditional Tibetan instruments and deep-throated chanting.
Diane took many more pictures of the closing event and I plan to post some more soon.
Many thanks to the monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery for sharing their healing vision of Green Tara with the people of San Diego!
For a schedule of upcoming appearances by the monks,
check this link;