Best Mandala posters and art prints
An art form developed in India and Tibet, mandalas have come to be seen as symbols of inner peace and balance. These mandala posters are sometimes based on traditional Tibetan thankas, but are in other cases modern spiritual art.
Beautiful fractal mandala wall art
These iridescent mandalas seem to just shine. Absolutely beautiful and fascinating.
Thankas are a Tibetan art form based on Chinese examples. They can be painted or embroidered.
The thankas on this page are all mandalas: concentric diagrams with a spiritual and ritual significance in Tibetan Buddhism. This art form developed in India as a spiritual expression of both Hinduism and Buddhism. The term is of Hindu origin and appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism.
Tara is a tantric meditation deity. Practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism meditate on her to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness. Tara is a generic name for a set of Buddhas or bodhisattvas of similar aspect. These may more properly be understood as different aspects of the same quality, as bodhisattvas are often considered metaphoric for Buddhist virtues.
Green Tara is known as the Buddha of enlightened activity.
Kalachakra is a Tibetan Buddhist text and the associated practices (Kalachakra Tantra).
The Kalachakra mandala is meant to be meditated on by those who follow the Kalachakra path. The Kalachakra tradition is closely aligned with the tradition of Tibetan astrology and has time as a main theme. The main text (which is also called Kalachakra Tantra) shows Hindu as well as Buddhist tendencies and can therefore be seen as unitarian in scope.
Mandala of Vaishravana
In Tibetan Buddhism, Vaisravana is considered a worldly dharmapala or protector of the Dharma. He is chief of the Four Heavenly Kings: the King of the North. As guardian of the north, he is often depicted on temple murals outside the main door. He is also thought of as a god of wealth.
As a spiritual helper he is seen as one who provides wealth so the disciple doesn't have to worry about that.
Bardo Mandala, Thangka
Showing the Period Between Death and Reincarnation
In Tibetan Buddhism the bardos are phases of the afterlife (or the period between death and rebirth). This painting depicts them.
Tibetan Sand mandalas photographs
In the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism, mandalas have been developed into sandpainting. Sandpaintings are meant to be destroyed after they are done, which symbolizes the transient nature of reality. However the posters on this page save a bit of the experience for posterity.
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The mandala posters are absolutely gorgeous! I want them all! Since having read some books by Carl Jung I've learned some of the significance through his writing/experience. Marelissa's "Mandala Healing Kit" is intriguing too.