When the Gaden Shartse Monastic Tour visited our hometown in 2008, we had the opportunity to mount an HD 1080p camera to the wall above the mandala table. We then ran the camera directly to a Macpro via firewire so it could create daily quicktimes.
The creation of a sand mandala is a sacred event that creates a vortex of intention and prayer into a tangible blessing that can be felt by anyone. The intricacy and attention to detail is unmatched, and the symbolism unparalleled.
We then compiled over 24 hours of footage and sped it up about 10,000 percent so you could enjoy it in 3 minutes instead of 3 days.