Making mandalas is about the process…is about life.
Tibetan monks create intricate sand mandalas over days and then respectfully sweep the image away.

They see that the essence of the creation is held within the grains of sand and so they are now returning that to the earth. The essence cannot be destroyed – only the image. The image is built up daily and is ever changing, a process which is similar to the development of our ownself image (takes a life time, involves a lot of people and is an intricate work of art)
Finally we release even the image of ourselves.....

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It