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The spiritual significance of the sand mandala in Tibetan Buddhism

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 ...
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Spontaneous Formation of Mandalas

Somehow, I seem to be forming mandalas within my psyche without any particular knowledge of how I'm doing so. I'm merely walking around, or meditating, and there will occur mandalas of great ...
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What is the mandala of the ground?

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 ...
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