Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies – Sand Mandalas

Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies – Sand Mandalas.

Formed into traditionally prescribed Tibetan iconography that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of historical Buddhist spiritual symbols, the sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for consecrating, or blessing, the earth and its inhabitants, and provides for the practitioner a visual framework for establishing the enlightened mind of the Buddha.

 

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