A reviewer wrote about the execution of a Kalachakra sand mandala
by Tibetan Buddhist monks at the Museum of Natural History in New York:
Politically, the mandala...offers more than idle prayers for peace;
it is a tapestry of benevolence, harmony, ego-death and antimaterialism itself.
Aren't these the kinds of ideas that our art should be raising,
and that our culture as a whole should be facing?
McCormick, Carlo. Artforum 27, no. 3 (November 1988), 76.