Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Photo of the Day: The Patience of the Monks

Pardon the camera shake in these photos, but the light was so low in the Randolph College chapel yesterday that shooting good quality was pretty much out of the question, especially without flash. In any case, this is an RC class listening to a Buddhist monk explain the sand artwork he and his brethren were engaged in.

This is an intricate, delicate art that requires great patience, working virtually a grain of sand at a time. When the work is finished--in the next day or so--it will be dumped into the James River, a statement of some kind by the monks, who don't seem to have a lot to do with their time.

Lovely work. Well worth the effort to get by and see it.

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