Photo of the Week

His Holiness Dagchen Rinpoche’s hand holds a vajra drawing lines that close the Hevajra Mandala, after the empowerment, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal, originally uploaded by Wonderlane.

I adore Tibetan Buddhist mandalas. Their incredible complexity and intricacy is astounding — and what is even more amazing about them is how they are made only of sand and are blown away when completed, symbolizing the impermanence of all things. Click on this photo to learn more about the symbolism of each of the elements of this image, and I hope you’re inspired by it this week!

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