vajradhatu

Mandala

Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, ‘circle’) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance.

The term is of Hindu origin. It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism.

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe from an enlightened perspective; i.e., that of the principal deity.

vajradhatu

skar chung rdor dbyings kyi lha khang - Vajradhatu Temple at Karchung [RY]

rdo rje dbyings - Vajradhatu [RY]

rdo rje dbyings - 1) yoga tantra mandala gyi gtso bo principal deity? rdor dbyings; 2) emptiness; 3) vajradhatu) [IW]

rdo rje dbyings - vajradhatu; vajra/ immutable basic space [RB]

rdo rje dbyings - Vajradhatu. Indestructible innate space [RY]

rdo rje dbyings kyi dkyil ‘khor - Vajradhatu Mandala. An important sadhana of Mahayoga containing the 42 peaceful deities [RY]

rdo rje dbyings kyi dkyil ‘khor - vajradhatu mandala with rigs lnga [JV]

rdo rje dbyings kyi dkyil ‘khor chen po’i dbang bskur - the empowerment for the grand vajradhatu mandala [RY]

rdo rje’i dbyings - vajradhatu; vajra/ immutable basic space [RB]

rdor dbyings - vajradhatu. Syn {rdo rje dbyings} [RY]

rdor dbyings - vajradhatu [IW]

zhi ba dam pa lha’i rgyud - Sacred Peace Deity Tantra. One of the Eighteen Mahayoga Tantras. In the Golden Garland Chronicles this same text is named Peaceful Vajradhatu Tantra (zhi ba rdo rje dbyings kyi rgyud) [RY]

zhi ba rdo rje dbyings kyi dkyil ‘khor - Vajradhatu Mandala of Peaceful Deities. An important sadhana of Mahayoga. See also ‘Forty-two peaceful deities.’ [RY]

zhi ba rdo rje dbyings kyi rgyud - Peaceful Vajradhatu Tantra [RY]

zhi ba rdo rje dbyings kyi lha tshogs - Peaceful deities of vajradhatu. The forty-two peaceful deities: Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri, the five male and female buddhas, the eight male and female bodhisattvas, the six munis, and the four male and female gate-keepers [RY]

zhi ba rdo rje dbyings kyi lha tshogs - peaceful deities of vajradhatu, the innumerable peaceful deities of Vajradhatu [RY]

zhi ba rdo rje dbyings kyi lha tshogs - peaceful deities of vajradhatu [IW]

g.yu zhal - Yushel, shrine room on the second floor of {bsam yas} in which the vajradhatu mandala resides [RY]