The College of Idaho and Caldwell Fine Arts are hosting some international visitors. 5 Tibetan monks are in town sharing their culture and promoting world peace. The monks have been traveling the country for almost a year and have come to Caldwell to share their sacred visual arts with a modern audience.
Since Monday, the monks have been working to a create a Mandala, a painting made up of millions of grains of colored sand. Monks say this traditional art from represents the universe with Buddha right in the center. The monks are expected to finish the work Friday morning, but keeping with tradition, it will be destroyed in a closing ceremony at noon to show nothing last forever.
"It is a fact that everything doesn't last forever it has to go one or another day. So we can utilize that lesson in our day to day life," explained Geshe Loden a Tibetan monk.
The sand used in the artwork will be given to audience members and poured into Indian creek. Starting at 7 on Friday night, the monks will perform traditional music and dance. To buy tickets for the concert click here.