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A member of the Drepung Loseling monks begins the transformation of the compassion Buddha mandala before more than 300 intensely curious onlookers in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library on Wednesday night. The program continued with a short parade on 13th Street and a riverside ceremony.

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Hundreds attend closing sand mandala ceremony in Steamboat

Buddhist monks will perform a healing ceremony at noon today

The excited chatter and the gasps of joy and amazement from the hundreds packed into Library Hall on Wednesday night told the story of how lumps of carefully placed grains of sand can touch thousands of people in the Steamboat Springs community.

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