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Tibetan Lama Deshek Uses Sand Mandala and An Old World Map to Talk About Tibet


Interview with Lama Tenzin Deshek, who is constructing a Sand Mandala of the Buddha of Compassion at the Birmingham Art Museum, Alabama. Lama Deshek said that he has started constructing the Mandala a week ago, on April 2 and is about to complete it this week. Among the hundreds of people who come to see the Mandala, and ask him questions on it, as well as on Tibet, most are young people, including Chinese. Lama Deshek said that he is holding on to an ancient political world map, that shows Tibet, which he said is helpful in explaining the location and situation of Tibet. Deshek is the Director of Losel Matri Buddhist Center, Birmingham, AL.

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