Just a few days ago, a mandala was in the national news.
Eight Tibetan Buddhist monks had just spent eight days at Kansas City’s Union Station creating a mandala Ã¢â‚¬â€ an intricate design of sand that expresses Buddhist principles Ã¢â‚¬â€ when a little boy innocently danced across it.
It just so happens that a Buddhist monk was also at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry this week creating a mandala. I just got back from the school, where I saw the finished product, a truly beautiful work of art.
Then I watched the monk, with the help of students, dismantle the mandala, collect the sand in two cups and then spill the sand in the Hudson River. If you want to know why Ã¢â‚¬â€ drum roll, please Ã¢â‚¬â€ read my story tomorrow in the Journal News/LoHud.com.