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Kalachakra

Posted in on 7-21-12

Kalachakra

    Kalachakra, varyingly known as Wheel of Time or Circle of Time is both a Buddhist Tantric doctrine and its emblem. Each of Sakyamuni’s doctrines is termed a “Turning of...

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Om

Posted in on 7-21-12

Om

    The sacred symbol Om (Aum), which in Hindu philosophy is said to represent the primordial sound of the universe, is widely used in mainstream Buddhism, though it has...

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Endless Knot

Posted in on 7-21-12

Endless Knot

    Dharma is continuous and inexorable, while Time is but an illusion. The Knot of Infinity symbolizes that truth. The search for enlightenment need not mean giving up worldly...

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Vitarka Mudra – Teaching

Posted in on 7-21-12

Vitarka Mudra – Teaching

    The Buddha’s hand, held close to his heart with thumb and forefinger tips touching symbolizes the transmission of the knowledge he has gained after attaining enlightenment....

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What are Mandalas?

Posted in on 7-21-12

What are Mandalas?

    A mandala (in Sanskrit ,‘manda’ = core, quintessence ‘la’ = container) is  typically a square or circular chart with geometric designs. It symbolizes the cosmos and...

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