detail | tibetan buddhist sand mandala | gyuto tantric tradition | HH Dalai Lamas’ teachings | melboure convention centre | june 2011 | australia
© tim buckley | bodhi images
…shot from as low to the flat surface as I could get, without disturbing proceedings, or the camera. I got what I wanted, from years of photographing sand mandalas, I always look for the wild side of the moment…
Canon 5D 24-105mm f4L @ 105mm
f4 1/200 ISO50 hand held indoor
….this is public sand mandala…that anyone can view – without intitiation into a tantric practice…the gyuto monks often travel and prepare the ground and surroundings for HH Dalai Lamas’ visits and teachings…there is a group of monks that have been resident in australia for a few years now, they even did a gig at the afl grand final a few years back….