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Clarification: Live Tibetan Mandala

To: alt.religion.buddhism.tibetan,talk.politics.tibet,talk.religion.buddhism,rec.arts.fine,rec.arts.misc
From: Matt Cohen 
Subject: Clarification: Live Tibetan Mandala
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 1996 14:27:00 -0600

On Tue, 6 Feb 96 13:16:37 CST, I said:
> Houston Chronicle Interactive ( is providing up to 
> the minute images of the construction of the Mandala of Hayagriva at
> the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
> This is the first time that the Mandala, a Tibetan sand painting, is
> being constructed in the western world.  Images, stories and time-lapse
> movies of the progress can be found on HCI at:
> The construction by Tibetan Buddhist monks begins February 4 and will
> be  completed February 14.  The Mandala will be deconstructed and the
> sand dispersed on February 17. The images will remain available on
> HCI indefinitely.
> Any questions for the monks or comments can be sent via email to:

	I've received a number of messages reminding me that this is
not the first time a Tibetan sand mandala has been constructed in the
West.  This is certainly true - I have seen another myself.  This is
the first construction of the Mandala of Hayagriva, which is what the
note was intended to say (and why the word "Mandala" was capitalized).

	It is most likely the first sand mandala construction viewable
on the Web, but we're not sure - we'd love to hear of any similar

	I apologize for any confusion caused by the wording, and hope
that you enjoy the mandala!  Our thanks go to all those who wrote with
words of encouragement.

				-- Matt @8^1

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