When you first learn about mandalas, you learn about sand paintings:
But in the Guhyagarbha tantra, outlined in Luminous Essence: A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra, it is said:
The subject matter of ...
I have heard of and seen sand mandalas in Tibetan Buddhism.
Here is a picture:
I have two questions, which are related:
I have heard that upon completion they are erased to represent transience. Is ...