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Kalacakra Mandala


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The mandala (tib. Kyilokor) is a geometrical design used for the aid of visualization during meditations.  There are a wide variety of mandalas ranging from those that represent the history of time, to those that offer tantric designs for the aid of visualizations.  Having a circle as the main theme, the mandala incorporates many shapes and colors each with specific significance for the practitioner's advancement along the path towards nirvana.

This mandala is one that signifies more than a geometric design for visualization.  The Kalacakra mandala is the mandala of the deity Kalacakra, and represents the history of time, and the cosmic rhythms of this reality.  The Kalacakra mandala has been performed in the United States by a multitude of monastics, and some kalacakra ceremonies where headed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


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