Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India use thin funnels filled with sand to construct an intricate Medicine Buddha sand mandala at Unity Temple in Kansas City, Mo. on Aug. 15, 2013. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India use thin funnels filled with sand to construct an intricate Medicine Buddha sand mandala at Unity Temple in Kansas City, Mo. on Aug. 15, 2013. RNS photo by Sally Morrow