Exiled monks construct mandala

October 28, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
From left: Lobsang Pelger and Yeshi Palden, exiled Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, carefully construct a mandala in the Ellis Library at MU. They rub a tool called a thurma against the ridges of a hollow cone-shaped tool called a chakpur to slowly release the colored sand held within it.

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