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A mandala (in Sanskrit,'manda' = core, quintessence 'la' = container) is typically a square or circular chart with geometric designs. It symbolizes the cosmos and everything within. Mandalas exist everywhere in nature, from a snowflake to a snail's shell and even the solar system. Tibetan Buddhism elevated mandalas to an exquisite art form and means of ritual worship in which monks create intricate mandalas of colored sand and then destroy them; signifying the transience of all life. In the center of this particular mandala is an image of White Tara, the deity known for her boundless compassion and maternal qualities.
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