Today, Saturday Short presents a sand mandala of the deity Chakrasamvara created by Lama Karma Tenzin at the Rubin Museum in New York City. It took Lama Karma more than two weeks to create the artwork, comprising millions of grains of crushed marble, and just two minutes to destroy. (Note: The video is without audio.)
Lama Karma appeared at the museum in conjunction with "The Dragon's Gift - The Sacred Arts of Bhutan" exhibition (2008). The show featured nearly 90 artworks, including gilt bronze and wooden sculptures, ancient and modern ritual objects, and thangkas (paintings and images created with applique and embroidery framed in brocade).