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Gala Rinpoche, of the visiting Drepung Loseling Buddhist Monks, discusses the sand mandala as a sacred cosmogram used as an object of comtemplation.

Gala Rinpoche, of the visiting Drepung Loseling Buddhist Monks, discusses the sand mandala as a sacred cosmogram used as an object of comtemplation.

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Symbolism of the Mandala Symbolism of the Mandala Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome
  • MANDALA
    • Symbolism of Mandala
  • Conflict Resolution Buddha
  • Healing Mandala of Medicine Buddha
  • The Symbolism of the Mandala The Mandala of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion
  • What is a Mandala?
    • kyil-khor :
    • the center and
    • the surrounding
    Realm of Form Realm of Desire Earth Disc Water Disc Air Disc Ether/Space East Formless Realm Fire Disc
    • man-del :
    • the world system
    • in a glorified form
    Other Meanings of Mandala
    • nyi-kyil, da-kyil :
    • sun and moon
    • mandalas
    Other Meanings of Mandala
    • The Principal Deity,
    • its Mansion
    • and Retinue
    • Deities
    Other Meanings of Mandala
  • Mandala on Canvas Types of Mandala
  • Mandala of Colored Sand Types of Mandala
  • Types of Mandala Three- Dimensional Mandala
  • Types of Mandala Body Mandala
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  • Digital Mandala Types of Mandala
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    • The
    • Divine Core
    • and its
    • Elaboration
    • and Extension
    Meaning of Mandala in Tantra
  • The Central Core of the Mandala: the Dhamakaya, or Truth Body
    • Vajra / Dorje :
    • Indestructible,
    • Indivisible
    Representations of the Core: Symbols Indivisible Bliss and Wisdom Primordial Indivisible Energy and Mind
  • Representations of the Core: Seed Syllables
  • Representations of the Core: Deities
  • Mandala Deities Tara, mother of all the Buddhas
  • Mandala Deities Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom
  • Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion Mandala Deities
  • Vajrapani, the Buddha of Power Mandala Deities
  • Chojung = Dharmodya = Womb of Creation
    • Symbolizing the three doors to liberation:
    • Entitylessness
    • Signlessness
    • Aspirationlessness
  • Crossed Vajra
  • This Entire Residence Mandala rests on the Crossed Vajra
  • The Five-Layered, Five-Colored Walls of the Mansion Represent The Five Wisdoms
  • The 5 Wisdom Family Buddha
    • Five Wisdom Buddha and their Color
  • Vairochana, Illuminating
  • Akshobhya Unshakable
  • Ratnasambhava Jewel-Born
  • Amitabha Infinite Light
  • Amogasiddhi Conqueror
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  • Five Activities of Enlightenment Represented by Five Colors
  • Five Buddha Families as the Purified Aspects of Five Aggregates
  • Ped-khor : The Lotus Circle
  • Dorje-gur dang Me-ri The Vajra Tent and the Wisdom Flames
  • Other Meanings of Mandala: Nyingpo Lenpa , Extracting the Essence The mandala is a road map leading us to discover our divine, authentic core, or essence.
  • Steps for Training on the Path to Discovering the Core:
    • • Common Paths
    • • Unique Tantric Paths
    • The Mind of Renunciation
    • Bodhichitta
    • Perfect View of Reality
    Training in the Common Paths: The Three Principal Aspects
  • Training in the Unique Tantric Paths
    • Receiving
    • Empowerment
    • into the Mandala
    Computer-Generated Mandala of Vajrabhairava courtesy of the Cornell University Computer Graphics Program
  • Generation Stage Yoga: The Path of Visualization
    • Activities as the four enlightened activities of pacification, enhancement, power and wrath.
    Cultivating four pure visions and concepts to bring about four pure perspectives:
    • Environment as the mandala;
    • Resources as a manifestation of the blissful wisdom of emptiness; and
    • Body as a deity;
  • Completion Stage Yoga: The Path Beyond Elaboration
    • Vajra recitation
    • Prana yoga
    • Clear light mind
    • Illusory body
    • Union
  • Created by Ben Trumbore, Dr. Donald P. Greenberg, Pema Losang Chogyen, Paul Wanuga, Jim Ferwerda and Tim O'Connor of the Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics. Animated, Computer-Generated Mandala of Vajrabhairava
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  • Thank You!