Ladakh, India
Mandala Paintings
While on our trek we were able tp pass by 3 monasteries that were designing mandala.  Mandalas are multicolored three demensional
paintings made of sand.  The monks must finish these intricate  designs within 3 days.  Afterwhich there is a ceremony and the painting is
left for the breeze to slowly displace each and transform the drawing.  After a week or two they will take the painting to the river and throw it
in.  The painting and its ritual are supposed to represent the impermanence of life.