Video: Tibetan monks' magnificent sand painting meets young unsupervised boy

Preserved for posterity on surveillance video. If you’ve never seen a Buddhist sand painting (and if you’ve seen “Kundun,” you have), here’s a photo series. Meticulous, painstaking — and gone in a flash. Human beings being what they are, it’s hard to watch the clip and not feel a shameful frisson of excitement as the kid unwittingly breaks the taboo with his little tap dance.

The monks apparently weren’t too upset. Hey, they’re Buddhists. Click the image to watch.