Mandala is a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing multiple projections of an image. The mandala has reappeared in cultures and traditions throughout history, and the design and pattern it takes are often informed by the intended meaning of the piece. There are a number of traditional symbols used in mandala art that hail from Buddhist and Hindu imagery but many modern forms of mandala have begun incorporating modern takes on traditional symbols.
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- There are various forms of mandalas with distinct concepts and different purposes. The individual representations range from the Buddha Mandalas, which transmit the ancient knowledge of the development of the universe and the world-systems which represents a high point among Mandalas dedicated to meditation; to the Mandalas of the Medicine Buddha which demonstrates how the Buddha-power radiates in all directions, portraying the healing power of the Buddha.
- Chenrezig also known as Avalokitesvara is the great Bodhisattva of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Chenrezig is a manifestation of all the Buddha’s compassion. His name means One Who Looks with an Unwavering Eye Chenrezig can appear in many different forms and the most popular is the one with four arms as depicted at the center of this mandala. Chenrezig appears in the center of the mandala as a lotus flower on a moon disc. The four hands are symbols of immeasurable love, compassion, joy and equanimity.
- Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word that can be translated literally as “wheel of time.” Kala, or “time,” is not linear time but the flow of all events, past, present, and future. This is similar to our concept of space, which does not imply a particular direction or limitation. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience, for he is one with all time and therefore knows all. Chakra, meaning “wheel,” refers not only to the cycle of time but also to the way in which the enlightened experience of great bliss radiates like the sun from the self to all sentient beings. The wheel, with no beginning and no end, is also the universal symbol of Buddhism, representing the teachings of the Buddha.It refers to one of the most complex philosophies and meditation practices within Tantric Buddhism.
- manjushri is the Bodhisattva of Wisdom confers mastery of the Dharma - retentive memory, mental perfection, and eloquence. He takes many forms One of the sixteen-year-old youth symbolizing that Buddhist wisdom is the clear knowledge of reality, critical and penetrating, not only a venerable resignation or heightened common sense accumulated from long experience.
- Mantras mandalas are words or phrases that are chanted out loud or internally as objects of meditation. Often these mantras are associated with particular Buddhist figures. whose qualities can be cultivated by the repetition of the relevant mantra. Mantras and Mandalas are two side of one coin. Mantras are sacred texts and mandalas are sacred pictures. Without mantras mandala looks incomplete. Mantra helps mandalas to be more meaningful and mandala helps us to be focused. Standard descriptions of mandalas and mantras show a relationship between their use and pagan gods or supernatural cosmic forces.
- Medicine Buddha is also known as healing Buddha. In Medicine Buddha Mandala, Bhaisajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha, indirectly teaches the science of healing to his followers. Medicine Buddha sits on a throne engraved with gems at the center of the palace, at the center of Sudarsana, the city of medicine. These kind of mandala are perfect for meditation.
Amoghasiddhi Buddha Mandala with 5 Dhyani BuddhasFrom $149,00( 38 x 53 cm )Quick View
This beautiful Amoghasiddhi Buddha mandala with 5 Dhyani Buddhas is hand painted by the Master Artist from Bhaktapur.