detail, tibetan sand mandala. melbourne, australia  by tim buckley | bodhiimages
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detail | tibetan buddhist sand mandala | gyuto tantric tradition | HH Dalai Lamas’ teachings | melboure convention centre | june 2011 | australia
© tim buckley | bodhi images
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…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….

…light plays with form,
in the matrix of mystery,
exploring the interplay,
as it happens – wherever I am…

that’s it – peace | love

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  • sure2010
    sure2010about 3 years ago

    Beautiful

  • thanks suresh….

    – tim buckley | bodhiimages

  • deepbluwater
    deepbluwaterabout 3 years ago

    this looks amazing Tim!

  • thanks bindi, i’m always looking for new angles and light as these beautiful creations are being built, they can take up to 14 days for the most intricate, and the stages (such as seen here) of the construction – grain by grain, are amazing to witness

    – tim buckley | bodhiimages

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...about 3 years ago

    Great shot and perspective, Tim.
    I’m on a beach in Thailand right now… today taught three youngmen how to ‘dribble’ a sand castle… not quite the same thing… but sand… and for me sun burn! ;-)))

  • thanks James, a perfect moment with the mandala in its initial stages, and space around it, and an awesome shaft of lift coming in across the platform….which island are you on ?? enjoy !

    – tim buckley | bodhiimages

  • deepbluwater
    deepbluwaterabout 3 years ago

    yes, they really are something to see…
    and then the ritual of undoing them, amazing.
    your image is a unique perspective.
    hey, HHDL is coming here to San Diego in April, I’m looking forward to seeing him again as it’s been a few years.
    cheers to you Tim!

  • enjoy the visit 8-)

    – tim buckley | bodhiimages

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...about 3 years ago

    Koh Samui, Choeng Mon Beach… just flat out coasting and floating in joy! I’d invite ya over, but leaving the Beach for Chang Mai Mar. 6th!!! ;-)))

  • sawadee kap…

    – tim buckley | bodhiimages

  • millymuso
    millymusoover 2 years ago

  • thank you milly….

    – tim buckley | bodhiimages

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