Sometimes silence happens when we are fully accepted. How beautiful.
“Silence is sometimes the best answer”
― Dalai Lama
We entered the dimly lit 1860’s Catholic Church turned cultural center to the serene vibrations of Tibetan Monks working on a Medicine Buddha sand mandala and the calming smell of sandalwood incense. St. Joseph’s Center, in Grass Valley, has been converted temporarily into a Buddhist Temple and we came to make Torma, butter and roasted barley flour sculptures. No one directed us anywhere to anything in particular nor did they instruct us to do anything either. The kids first saw the table of gifts for sale and were momentarily mesmerized. Then they began walking toward the front of the hall in front of the altar with a picture of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, where three robed monks were carefully creating the sand mandala. The children walked all around, vying to see, and found their way to a small table…
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