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Tibetan monks bring message of non-violence to Louisville through sand mandala

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Eight Tibetan Buddhist monks from India spent days creating a sand mandala at the Drepung Gomand Center for Engaging Compassion. Eight Tibetan Buddhist monks from India spent days creating a sand mandala at the Drepung Gomand Center for Engaging Compassion.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Visitors from halfway around the world came to Louisville armed with sand as a way to try to end violence and shootings.

Eight Tibetan Buddhist monks from India spent days creating a sand mandala at the Drepung Gomand Center for Engaging Compassion.

The intricate designs include symbols from many different religions surrounding a peace dove and globe.

It's a visual prayer to help open minds and promote peace for people of all faiths. 

"The monks spend days creating this beautiful art and as part of the ceremony they'll sweep it up on Sunday and pour it into a moving body of water and that takes all of the prayers that went into it and spread them throughout the world," Drepung Gomand Center member Tobby Spalding said.

You can see the mandala until Sunday afternoon at the Drepung Gomang Center on Hubbards Lane. 

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