Mantra Mandala with Shakyamuni Buddha in Center is handpainted in Nepal. Shakyamuni Buddha is in the center of the mandala and it is surrounded by Om Mani Padme Hum mantra.
It is said that all teachings of Buddha Life are contained within OM MANI PADME HUM. Shortly called a Mani mantra, the Mani mantra can be chanted and recited by anyone who feels like practicing it and does not require any Buddhist Master to do so. Mani Wheel found on the Stupas are spun and spinning the wheels gives the same benefit as reciting the mantra.
The mantra can be found on the small hand wheels or a large wheel with millions of copies of mantra inside.
They are also cravings of the mantra outside the walls of Stupas. Sometimes there are found in the center of the Sand Mandalas.
Importance of Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra
As described in tantras, reciting this mantra will help you achieve the four qualities of being born in the Amitabha Buddha pure land.
The person who regularly chants this mantra has so powerful spiritual energy that seven generations of that person’s descendants won’t get reborn in the lower realms.
There are different kinds of Retreat centers in Tibet, Nepal, India, and Ladakh that focus on chanting OM MANI PADME HUM repeatedly to increase positive energy within you.