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The circular mandala is a tantric meditation device, a visual aid for concentration and meditation that enables one to attain insights and the activation of “siddhi” or supernatural forces. The mandala is the graphic representation of this process. There are many types and varieties of mandalas depending on the nature of their central deity. The mandala represents a “Palace of Purity,” a magical sphere cleansed of all spiritual obstacles and impurities.  The inner square of the “sacred palace” in which the central deity resides, is enclosed by multiple circles of flame, vajra (thunderbolt), and eight symmetrical lotus flowers.




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Buddha statues

from Nepal