Mandala

  • Sand Mandala Commemorates Akong Rinpoche Paid Member

    Last month, a group of Tashi Lhunpo monks created a sand mandala at London's Samye Dzong to commemorate its founder, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who was killed in China on October 8th. Of all the artistic traditions of tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand is one of the most exquisite. The mandala represents the celestial mansion or abode of a principal deity or deities, surrounded by their retinues, and representing the path and fruition of the particular cycle of practices. More »
  • A Mandala to puzzle over Paid Member

    Next time you find yourself trapped indoors on a rainy afternoon, here's an idea for an activity that will keep you occupied: piece together Pomegranate's Tibetan Mandala puzzle. With over 1,000 randomly shaped pieces, the 20" by 27" puzzle is sure to focus your attention. For all you puzzle enthusiasts, you can purchase the Tibetan Mandala puzzle here on Amazon.com. We wish you the best of luck—be sure to send us photos of your progress and any helpful building advice. We're thinking about getting one for the Tricycle office! To learn more about mandalas, check out Himalayan Art Resources' "What Are Mandalas?" page. More »
  • Watch: 3D Kalachakra Mandala Paid Member

    Our recent popular Sand Mandala video post reminded me that I've been meaning to look for this great 3D CGI Kalachakra Mandala video that I saw several years ago.  Sure enough, it took about 90 seconds to track down on youtube. More »