Mandala of Avalokiteshvara (tib.: Chenrezig) - the Buddha of Compassion
The Tibetan word for mandala, dkyil-khor, literally means 'that which encircles a centre.'
A mandala is the celestial residence of a meditational deity. The structure of the palace models that of ancient Indian palaces.
Avalokiteshvara is the Buddhist deity who personifies the virtue of compassion. The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey. It's like a map that leads the practitioner to enlightenment.
Each aspect of the constructed mandala has deep meaning. The doorways on all four directions represent the Four Immeasurable Thoughts: love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The lotus flower in the centre of the mandala represents the...
Carmen Mensink is a painter of thangkas - traditional Tibetan Buddhist scroll paintings.
She gives teachings on this wonderful and meditative Tibetan Art both in Europe and the United States.
For more informaton about thangkas or teachings on this beautiful old craft please visit her website: www.tibetanthangkapainting.com
If you want to be kept informed on thangka courses and workshops with Carmen in Europe or the USA, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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