Category Archives: Mandala

The healing power and sacred geometry of mandalas

The word Mandala appears in Sanskrit texts which mean a collection of mantras and hymns. Including Buddhism, the shapes and symbols used in the mandalas are the core constituents of many ancient cultures around the world. Mandala represents any form of geometric structure and symbols that represents cosmic energy in the physical world. The appearance of the mandala is believed to be very sacred which reminds the viewer of serenity and sanctity in the .

Detail Walk Into The Wheel of Life

A very unique of its kind, Bhavachakra Mandala or The Wheel of Life is seen almost everywhere when you walk inside any Buddhist monastery or Stupas. It is also one of the powerful tools for meditation. It is often used by the practitioners of Buddhism to understand the life of Buddha. The wheel is a wonderful representation of Buddhism and the consciousness. The wheel of life is supported by the wrathful deity Yama, god of death. .

The phenomena of purification

Previously we talked about Initiation and Appendages in Mandala now we are describing the phenomena of purification. Indicating the phenomena of purification As has been explained by the verses, ‘Those of the Vajra lineage should definitely take life; those of the sword should speak untrue words,’ in both conventional and ultimate explanations. Dropping the tooth stick and distributing blessed water The tooth stick should come from a sappy tree and should measure twelve finger-widths .

Initiation and Appendages in Mandala

The Permission Initiation and the Appendages This section has two parts, the actual initiation and the appendages to it. Again circumambulating to the right the disciple comes to the northern door and are placed on the initiation seat. A Mandala is offered to the lame inseparable from the Vajra pristine consciousness of Kalachakra, in order to receive the permission initiation that cleanses the pristine consciousness. Disciples should make the mantra supplication three times, mindful .

Initiation after Entering into Mandala

Actually Granting Initiation through Entry into the Mandala has three parts: Granting initiations according to the pattern of childhood. granting the higher initiations. and the initiation of a Vajra master. Granting initiations according to the pattern of childhood This also has three parts; The rites of the seven initiations. Understanding the time of attainment. And instructions to abandon the root infractions. The rites of the seven initiations First, a common supplication for all seven initiations .

Expressing the words of truth

In order to express the power of their lineage and the merit which enabled them to enter the Mandala, the Vaira master stands before the Mandala ringing the bell and uttering the words of truth– In this section the disciples pass through the curtain permits them now to see the Mandala. In order to identify the lineage or family of Ones Gone Thus by which disciples may achieve Buddhahood through the practice of Kalachakra, they cast a .

Entering into the Mandala and sections

This includes three sections, entering the Mandala circumambulating it and making prostrations setting the disciples in the pledges, and descent of the wisdom beings upon expressing the words of truth. 1. Entering  the Mandala While the Vajra master says the mantra of the Vajra guard of the eastern gate, the ritual attendant draws back the curtain. The disciples imagine that the Vajra guard opens the door. Saying the mantra and holding the Vajra in the .

The Kalachakra Initiations

There are two sections to the Kalachakra initiation, the preparatory procedures, and actual initiation. The preparatory section has six parts. 1. Setting a proper motivation and bestowing the inner initiation Setting the motivation involves the disciples purifying themselves by taking a bath symbolized by sipping a handful of water and offering prostration. The master performs a ceremony of sending out a ritual cake, which symbolizes dispelling any obstructions to the initiation. The disciples then make .

Explanation about Mandalas and Thangkas

“Mandala” the word is derived from the Sanskrit language, its literal meaning is pious or a saint or magic wheel. Mandala paintings are well known and taught in universities in early stages. The mandala was a symbolic creation of a temple of the Almighty from a long return. The design of mandala painting contains a complex and comprehensive literature, and it allows a student to learn a particular way of tantras. Many psychologists conclude .

Mandalas: Therapies and Diagnosis

Diagnosis with mandalas is a very popular subject, perhaps because we are virtually in love with the concept of diagnosis. The idea of knowing more than others, and in a way that others cannot understand, can be inspiring. Even though the examples that are impressive in their own particular ways, there are far simpler and more reliable methods of diagnosis than mandalas, However, where emotions are concerned, there is no better method of therapy. .