August 15, 2010
Merry Lester, left, and Pat Donovan place grains of sand on a table for a community sand painting Saturday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Drepung Loseling monks are spending five days constructing a sand mandala painting.
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The air inside the Bud Werner Memorial Library Hall was charged with vibrations that reached the far corners of the room. In the crowd of about 200 people, some sat with their eyes closed, swaying and silently smiling.