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.