Peaceful Thangka Mandala with Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra is handpainted by Mandala artists in Kathmandu Nepal. It is handpainted in cotton canvas with natural colors. The size of this mandala is 50*50cm and its weight is 0.1 kg.
Om mani Padme Hum is an ancient mantra that is related to the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and with therefore the Dalai Lama who is considered to be an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara. Om Mani Padme Hum is the most frequently used mantra in Buddhism recited by laymen as well as ordained nuns and monks. According to the Tibetan tradition, all six syllables in the mantra are said to contain the sum of Buddha’s teachings.
Om Mani Padme Hum means, “The jewel is in the lotus”, or “Hail to the jewel in the lotus,” a poetic but perhaps esoteric phrase to those of us unfamiliar with the deeper aspects of Buddhist philosophy. But with a thorough examination of each word, we can get at the heart of this mantra’s true meaning.