They're scheduled again, and this write-up perpetuates the belief that "tradition" means that the sand mandala will be destroyed after it is finished. Here at local UPB campus years ago, the visiting monks' artwork was indeed destroyed when a boy was sent out to do so or not, but the prevalent tradition here is "my home, my rules" which apparently means the mandala was made in the wrong place. The local newspaper then printed up a story that claimed the destructive child had become the "most hated" in the region, and presumably was then harassed until dead.
How weird is that? Are we also to believe that the former series of actions has been preparation for Bulgarian murals art show currently displayed at UPB campus? [See Topix.net Bradford PA 'Real Time News' entry titled, 'Bulgarian muralist's work to be showcased at Pitt-Bradford' plus other entries at www.bradfordtoday.com and www.1490newsblog.blogspot.com.][Poll below entered at Topix.net 'World News' forum]
At any rate, prior to the monks' visit here in Bradford Township PA a telephone call-demand strategy elicited reply which presented a possible analogy between destruction of international artwork and repercussions should the mucousal-artifact oracle-bead and its worldwide historical content-imagery be destroyed in its Degolia PA placement -- the result was destruction of the sand mandala.