June 6, 2016 -- Tibetan Buddhist monks and assistants work on the sand mandala on May 12, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
BEIJING, June 6, 2016 -- Remember that feeling of watching the tide lap at a sandcastle you'd made on the beach?
June 6, 2016 -- A Tibetan Buddhist monk meditates while the assistants making preparation before start working on the sand mandala on May 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
Well, extend the creative side of that work to weeks or even months and you know how a Tibetan Buddhist monk might feel on completing a sand mandala.