Mandala dissolution ceremony


I think the Mandala is the ideal metaphor for the impermanence and ever changing nature of the universe and life as we know it. On a personal note, I think its a reminder to enjoy the beauty in life that we have now because it may be gone tomorrow, that goes for loved ones as well as opportunities. As an artist, this ritual strikes a particular cord because I know how much work it takes to produce these and the effect it would have on me to create something just to destroy it so that I can remind myself of the things that are truly important yet temporary in my life... I cant image a more effective and powerful meditation.