Ross M. W. Bennetts


March 31st, 2010

Here is part 2 of the video I posted back in February:

Sand Mandala Dissolution Ceremony

February 13th, 2010

It might look like I forgot to post yesterday, but the truth is I was teaching myself to use iMovie until the wee small hours of the morning, and above is the result.

Today is Gutor and tomorrow is Losar.

Tashi Delek…

May everyone have an auspicious Iron Tiger year…


February 11th, 2010
Sand Mandala dissolution procession

Sand Mandala dissolution procession

The photo above shows Geshe Tenzin Demchok leading the procession with the sand from the sand mandala featured in yesterday’s post being taken from the Byron Community Centre, down Jonson Street to be poured into the great Pacific Ocean, on the beach at Byron Bay.

They are walking past Fundamental Foods, probably my favourite organic cafe & health food store, and on the day there was a stall out the front where a couple of cool dudes were offering free t-shirts if you signed up to become a paid member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

February 10th, 2010
Akshobya Sand Mandala

Buddha Mitrugpa (Akshobya) Sand Mandala

From the 14th to the 30th of January 2010, the monks of the Dakpa Khangtsen Drepung Loseling Monastery near Mundgod in South India and Geshe Tenzin Demchok, representing the World Maitreya Karuna Foundation of Australia, gathered upstairs in the Byron Community Centre and created this beautiful sand mandala representing Buddha Mitrugpa (Akshobya in sanskrit) and then swept it up and poured it into the sea.

There are more photos in my Buddha Mitrugpa Flickr set.