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  The Kalachakra Mandala
Both the deity, which resides at the centre of the mandala, and the mandala itself are recognised as pure expressions of the Buddha's fully enlightened mind.
The Kalachakra deity resides in the centre of the mandala.
The Kalachakra sand mandala is dedicated to peace and physical balance, both for individual and for the world, thanks to the deities carefully among minute human, animal and floral forms, abstract pictographs, and the Sanskrit syllables that comprises the mandala's design.
www.tibet.com /Buddhism/kala1.html   (967 words)

  
  Mandala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mandala of the hexagram, somewhat resembling the Star of David, is an archetypal symbol for the sacred union of opposite energies.
A mandala in tantric Buddhism usually depicts a landscape of the Buddha land or the enlightened vision of a Buddha.
Mandalas are seen as sacred places which, by their very presence in the world, remind a viewer of the immanence of sanctity in the universe and its potential in his or her self.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mandala   (1222 words)

  
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In Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, the mandala is a scroll of Chinese calligraphy that embodies the enlightened life condition of Nichiren Daishonin, the founder of that Buddhist practice, and is the highest object of worship to which his followers chant the words "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo."
One important type is the mandala of the "five Buddhas", archetypal Buddha forms embodying various aspects of Enlightenment, the actual Buddhas depicted depending on the school of Buddhism and even the specific purpose of the mandala.
In the West the term is also used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives, the various elements of the mandala being the activities and interests in which one engages, the most important being at the centre of the mandala, and the least important at the periphery.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mandala.html   (537 words)

  
 Mandala - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
The term mandala may be applied to various tangible objects, depending upon the particular religious practice that uses the term, especially as seen in Hinduism and Buddhism.
A mandala can be used during meditation as an object for focusing the eyes on, especially the center of the mandala.
The Vaastu Purusha Mandala is the metaphysical plan of a building/temple/site that incorporates the course of the heavenly bodies and supernatural forces.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Mandala   (757 words)

  
 mandala Zone: Original mandalas reminiscent of ancient spiritual art.
The mandala is basically a representation of the universe, a consecrated area that serves as a receptacle for the gods and as a collection point for universal forces.
Mandalas have been the focus of meditation, contemplation and admiration for years too numerous to count.
My mandalas are based on a structure of four (and multiples thereof), representing the four cardinal points-- all contained within the eternal geometry of the circle, the sacred receptacle with no beginning and no end.
www.mandalazone.com /home.html   (0 words)

  
 Mandalas - Crystalinks
In the West, mandala is also used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives, the various elements of the mandala being the activities and interests in which one engages, the most important being at the centre of the mandala, and the least important at the periphery.
A mandala in tantric Buddhism usually depicts a landscape of the Buddha land or the enlightened vision of a Buddha.
Mandalas are sometimes a variation of the dance shield used by the Plains Indians, influenced by the herders of the West.
www.crystalinks.com /mandala.html   (1300 words)

  
 Mandalas
A palace because it is the residence of the presiding deity of the mandala, a temple because it contains the essence of the Buddha.
Finally, at the center of the mandala lies the deity, with whom the mandala is identified.
Mandalas are seen as sacred places which, by their very presence in the world, remind a viewer of the immanence of sanctity in the universe and its potential in himself.
www.khandro.net /ritual_mandala.htm   (2370 words)

  
 mandala. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The mandala may have derived from the circular stupa and the ritual of walking around the stupa in a circle.
The mandala is seen as a microcosm embodying the various divine powers at work in the universe, and it serves as a collection point for the gods and universal forces.
Mandalas are used in meditation, particularly in Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese tantric Buddhism (see Kukai).
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/mandala.html   (212 words)

  
 Exploring the Mandala
In Tibetan Buddhism, a mandala is an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation.
Mandalas are usually displayed in two dimension, and are commonly made from paper, textiles, and colored sand.
The three dimensional mandala is projected in a unique way that displays the interior as well as the walls of the palace.
www.graphics.cornell.edu /~wbt/mandala   (371 words)

  
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Mandalas are used in the rituals of tantric initiation.
But while the mud-bricks of altars are simply abandoned after the ritual sacrifice, mandalas are deliberately destroyed, their sand swept up upon completion of the initiation and and poured into a nearby stream or river.
The mandala represented above is known as Guhyasamaja, one of the five proportional classes of mandalas given in the Vajravali tradition.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /george/mandala.html   (0 words)

  
 UNICEF Bhutan
In Sanskrit, 'mandala' means circle or centre, and its use in Buddhism combines an appreciation for the artistic form as well as its meditative role.
The centre -- the abode of the deity, in this case the child -- is surrounded by a series of circles and squares symbolizing the principles of the Convention and emphasizing their symmetry, interdependence and interrelatedness.
The mandala is traditionally a vehicle used for concentrating the mind so that it can pass beyond superficial thoughts and focus more precisely on valued concepts progressing toward enlightening the mind.
www.unicef.org /bhutan/mandala.htm   (269 words)

  
 Mandara (Mandala) in Japan - The Ryokai, Daimond World, and Womb World Mandalas
Mandala scrolls and paintings became popular in Japan in the 9th century with the growth of the Shingon and Tendai Sects of Esoteric Buddhism, which arose in part as a reaction against the power and wealth of court-sponsored Buddhism.
The mandala on the east side is the Kongoukai Mandala, and the mandala on the west side is the Taizoukai Mandala.
Mandalas considered to be from the Tendai lineage, such as the Shiten'noji Mandala and the Taisanji Mandala, are clearly from a non-Genzu lineage.
www.onmarkproductions.com /html/mandala1.shtml   (2150 words)

  
 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Sacred mandala
The mandala represents an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation.
Mandala sand painting was introduced by the Buddha himself and there are many different designs of mandala, each with different lessons to teach.
Once the mandala is complete the monks ask for the deities' healing blessings during a ceremony.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/buddhism/customs/mandala.shtml   (0 words)

  
 Mandala Coloring Book Newfoundland mandala coloring pages mandala art
According to many traditions, the mandala represents the design of the universe and expresses the order and symmetry that is found there.
Mandalas or geometric shapes consisting of a center, symmetry and purpose have long been used by many cultures to symbolize the wholeness of the universe and the human spirit.
The coloring of a mandala serves to focus on your own experience of color and is a means to communicate between the conscious and the unconscious.
www.tidespoint.com /books/mandala.shtml   (975 words)

  
 MANDALA YOGA ASHRAM
Mandala Yoga Ashram was founded in 1986 by Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati to teach and propagate classical Yoga to all people without consideration of class, religion, race or gender.
This logo is the chosen symbol for Mandala Yoga Ashram as we feel it to be the most important quality needed in the present era.
Mandala Yoga Ashram, Pantypistyll, Llansadwrn, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, Wales, U.K. Tel/Fax +44 (0)1558 685358
www.mandalayoga.net   (0 words)

  
 The Mandala - Sacred Geometry and Art
The word mandala itself is derived from the root manda, which means essence, to which the suffix la, meaning container, has been added.
Every one of the hundreds of details in the "mandala" layers were streaming, changing randomly though with continuity, in quite rapid fluid, flowing patterns within their respective positions in a given concetric layer.
The fact that the monks traditionally sweep away their mandalas the instant that they are completed may suggest that they do this to emphasize the ephemeral nature of any one pattern, as experienced in the rapidly changing vision.
www.exoticindiaart.com /article/mandala   (3014 words)

  
 Mandala Airlines - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mandala Airlines is a scheduled, domestic airline based in Jakarta in Indonesia.
Mandala Airlines was established and started operations in 1969.
Mandala is a member of the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association endorsable ticket system allowing passengers to use tickets on any of the participating carriers.
www.voyager.in /Mandala_Airlines   (267 words)

  
 fUSION Anomaly. Mandalas
Tibetan life the mandala is traditionally offered to one's lama or guru when a request has been made for teachings or an initiation - where the entire offering of the universe (represented by the mandala) symbolizes the most appropriate payment for the preciousness of the teachings.
Mandalas are commonly used by Hindu and Buddhist monks as an aid to meditation.
In the West the term is also used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives, the various elements of the mandala being the activities and interests in which one engages, the most important being at the centre of the mandala, and the least important at the periphery.
fusionanomaly.net /mandalas.html   (2722 words)

  
 Buddhist Art and Architecture: Symbolism of the Mandala
The essence or purpose of the Mandala is concerned with the process of invocation, the calling in and realization of the spiritual force within the contemplator himself.
The Cosmic Mandala is encompassed by a flaming circle.
The emerging forms of the elements are painted in the blue ring surrounding the Centre, in the lower sphere intimating the world-continents to be.
www.buddhanet.net /mandalas.htm   (0 words)

  
 Mandala
The word mandala is derived from the root manda, which means essence, to which the suffix la, meaning container, has been added.
As an image, a mandala may symbolize both the mind and the body of the Buddha, but images of deities are not necessary.
The resident deity of this mandala is Bhaishajyaguru, the medicine Buddha.
www.exoticindiaart.com /showdetails.php3?prodid=ZE56&table=painting   (1117 words)

  
 Mandala Coloring Book featuring Mandala Art
I was very excited and decided to create a set of mandalas of my own, based on the natural features of my environment in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Mandala drawings are a represetation of a life built on balance.
In Mandala Coloring the focus is on the coloring and our inner dialogue is suspended.
www.mandalahealing.com /index.htm   (337 words)

  
 Mandala a Tibetan Buddhist Journal
Cover: Stone and moss paths meander through a ‘middle path’ flower garden to this Buddha statue and cairn on the tranquil lakeside property of Marilyn and Barrie Dickson in British Columbia, Canada: a perfect retreat for the Gendun Drubpa Study Group.
Mandala offers a look at the culture, practice and experiences of an international community that has a clear and practical approach to the challenges of the 21st century.
Mandala's editorial policy is to always convey the power and relevance of the Buddha's teachings.
www.mandalamagazine.org   (0 words)

  
 Mandala Software
Clare Goodwin's Mandala Page An exploration of the Mandala as a tool for growth and the discovery of the self.
Mandala help information is viewed through the HTML Help viewer.
This situation is certainly not particular to Mandala, and is designed to improve the performance of many applications.
www.seed-solutions.com /gregordy/Software/Mandala.htm   (1116 words)

  
 mandala
The Mandala Folk Dance Center has, since 1971, been a favorite place in San Francisco for International Folk Dancers to meet and enjoy an evening of dancing and good company.
The Mandala Folk Dance Center is located at: Bowcock Hall (formerly Wardwell Hall), St. Paul's Church, 43rd Ave.
Mandala also sponsors a folk dance class at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center at 37th Ave and Fulton Street, San Francisco every Sunday from 10:15 A.M. to 12.15 P.M..
www.geocities.com /paulbourbin/mandala.html   (342 words)

  
 mandala
The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism.
The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.
The sand, colored with vegetable dyes or opaque tempera, is poured onto the mandala platform with a narrow metal funnel called a "chakpur" which is scraped by another metal rod to cause sufficient vibration for the grains of sand to trickle out of its end.
www.gomang.org /mandala.html   (996 words)

  
 Kitaro Connection-An emporium of Kitaro music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is a tantric meditation device and its purpose is to be a visual aid for concentration and introversive meditation leading to the attainment of insights and to activation of forces culminating in sidhi supernatural forces.
There are many types and varieties of mandalas depending on the nature of the central deity.
The Mandala represents the Palace of Purity, a magical sphere cleansed of spiritual obstacles and impurities.
kitaromusic.com /mandala.htm   (397 words)

  
 The Mandala Peace Arts
Mandala Peace Arts continues to be involved in projects that affect the world around us.
Mandala Peace Arts is supportive of the United Nations initiative to protect and preserve the freshwater resources of the world.
The completed Mandala becomes a positive creation that forever flows in harmony with the energy of nature, and each individual will experience personal satisfaction in their contribution.
www.mandalapeacearts.org /current.php   (507 words)

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