Monday, May 08, 2006

Of Buddha and Bacharach

On the day that you were born

The Buddhists got together

And decided to create a dream

come true.

So they sprinkled blue dust everywhere

And golden starlight

Here at TunaU.

Last week at TunaU, amidst final exams, countless cases of Red Bull, 72 hours of commencement ceremonies, and bar night lasting longer than Hanukkah, a Tibetan monk began the long, arduous process of creating a sand mandala. Creation of a mandala is a form of meditation for the artist, and this particular image, The Palace of the Buddha of Wisdom, was created in honor of the students and their final exams. The mandala took several days to construct, and was finally finished on Friday, May 5th, in honor of GramTuna's birthday.

Well, it was either that, or a very cool coincidence.

On Sunday the mandala was destroyed, and the sands were scattered in the river. Destruction of the mandala symbolizes the impermanence of life and all that exists.

Rest assured, GramTuna didn't suffer the same fate.


nlk said...

that? is super cool!!!

Jake Silver said...

this is the best blog post I've seen this morning. Huzzah!

Mensch71 said...

Happy Birthday to Gram Tuna!