Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Mandala of Compassion



This is the partially completed mandala about three weeks ago.  It is now almost complete.  On Sunday, the nuns will ceremoniously dismantle the mandala.  They will disperse the sands into the Connecticut River at Charter Oak Landing in Hartford, a gesture signifying the impermanence of life. The public is invited to observe these rituals.
I have been away and my laptop died, so I have not looked at many other blogs recently.  But, now I am back and I have a new laptop (a Mac, this time).  If I can figure out how to use it, I will see you!

18 comments:

Ali Crehan said...

It's lovely, Jack!

JM said...

Everytime I see a mandala, my visit to Tibet comes to my mind. This one is particularly beautiful!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Wonderful! And kudos to you for continuing to post everyday while you were computer-challenged!

Sharon said...

Wow, this is amazing and so beautiful.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Like the mandala, your old computer has yielded to the inevitability of the cycle of life. My MacBookAir is about to do that.

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting that this will be dismantled. It's so beautiful.

You'll love your iMac, Jack. Be patient and soon you'll be a pro. :)

Taken For Granted said...

This mandala is stunning, and they usually are. It is great that you have been able to see the process, and even better that you have shared it with us.

You will come to love your new Mac. Hope you have a friend who can help you install software and start you off on the right foot.

Sylvia K said...

It is awesome indeed and such incredible colors!! Thanks for sharing this, Jack! Glad you have a new computer and I'm sure you'll master it in record time and I know you'll enjoy it!! Have a great weekend -- I'm fairly sure where you'll spend a large part of it -- maybe of several!!

jennyfreckles said...

That is very beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one before. Welcome to the Mac fan club - at least, I hope you'll soon be a fan. I'm sure it won't take you long to get familiar with it, they are very intuitive.

RedPat said...

This is so incredible! Such craftsmanship. Wonderful.

I've always been on a Mac so I'm sure you will love it!

LOLfromPasa said...

Stunning colors! Mac? Nice choice! Would love one myself.

Halcyon said...

Good to see you're back! This mandala is beautiful. I definitely like the idea that it's not permanent as well. Life is fleeting!

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous!

Randy said...

This is so amazing. A new MAC lucky you.

Ed said...

Very interesting photo and post. Enjoy your new Mac. I've used them for years and they work well.

Virginia said...

A beautiful mandala. Compassion.... something I think I country could certainly use.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful colors, it's a beautiful mandala!
Léia

SRQ said...

Very cool! Congrats on coming over to the Mac world. It's a wonderful place to be. Enjoy!