A sand mandala at Wellesley College
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Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Keydong Thuk-Che-Cho-Ling Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal, prayed and chanted before beginning a sand mandala at Davis Museum, Wellesley College, yesterday. The nuns are the first women ever trained in the ancient art.
An opening prayer
Tibetan Buddhist nuns from the Keydong Thuk-Che-Cho-Ling Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal, prayed and chanted before beginning a sand mandala at Davis Museum, Wellesley College, yesterday.

The nuns are the first women ever trained in the ancient art.
(Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)