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Sand-Mandalas

Mandala Sangye MenlhaMandalas are drawn with colourful sands. Each Mandala symbolically represents the palace of the enlightened activities of a specific Buddha and his entourage. Every aspect has a symbolic meaning, nothing is arbitrary. For example, the Mandala of Avalokiteshvara comes from the tantric teachings of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni and can be described as being the residence of the Buddha of Compassion.

The Mandala is used as a base to meditate on, invoke, make offerings and requests to the Buddha’s to spread their blessings and inspirations. Finally, the invited guests will return to their own abodes and the mandala will be dissolved with prayers. The blessed colourful sands are generally put in a river. One can keep some sand as a blessing.

In brief, the Mandala shows methods of bringing compassion and harmony into our world, through genuine practices of the mind of Great Compassion unified with the Wisdom of Emptiness used to meditate on the respective Buddha’s. Just to have a glimpse of the Mandala will create a positive impression on the mind of visitors, invite powerful healing forces and generate good karma.
According to time, Sera Jey monks can do mandalas with more or less details. That's why in the list below is mentioned for example 3 to 5 days, etc. 

During this second Tour, the Sera Jey monks will make the following Mandalas:

  1. Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) 3 days including the opening ceremony and dissolution.
  2. Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menlha) 3 days including the opening ceremony and dissolution.
  3. Tara (Dolma) 3 days including the opening ceremony and dissolution.
  4. Hayagriva (wrathful manifestation of Avalokiteshvara) 4 to 5 days including the opening ceremony and dissolution.

Other Mandalas also can be requested for consideration during the Tour.

 

Tara Mandala made at Maitreya Instituut Loenen:

Tara Mandala

Tara mandala with the seed syllable TAM in the centre.

Watch further pictures at the gallery

 

Hayagriva Mandala and Thangka:

Hayagriva MandalaHayagriva Thangka

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Upcoming Events

SERA-JEY MONASTERY TOUR OF COMPASSION AND HARMONY 2016

April 29, 2016       Leave for Tour
                           Venerable monks of the tour group will leave Bangalore for Zurich on April 29 morning 10.30 am. Arrive Zurich airport on the same day - April 29 at 08.20 pm.

April 30 to May 2, 2016 Preparation & Organization
From April 30 to May 2 the tour group will be making preparations and other organization works.

May 3 to 12, 2016 puja program at Hogen community hall, Hogen

May 8 or 9, 2016 Geshe Sonam to leave for France to bring back car

May 12 to 17, 2016 program at Berlin, Germany

May 18 to 21, 2016 Green Tara Mandala construction at Brake, Germany

May 22 to 25, 2016 puja at Amsterdam, Holland

May 26, 2016 leave for Milano - Ghepheling center in Italy by car from Horgen to Berlin (drive: 8 hr. 30 min / Berlin to Brake (drive: 4 hr.)
Horgen to Milano - Ghepheling (drive:3 hr. 20 min)

May 26 to July 9, 2016 Program at Italy - organized by Ghepheling center

May 28 to June 2, 2016 Hayagriva Mandala construction at Ghepheling Center, Milano

June 4 and 5, 2016 Hayagriva initiation at Ghepheling Center by Khenrab Rinpoche

June 6 to 11, 2016 Medicine Buddha Mandala construction at Daumom, Milano, Italy

June 15 to 17, 2016 Bergamo Milano, Italy

June 18 to July 8, 2016 performing two to three mandala constructions in Italy

July 9 or 10, 2016 Leave for Pomaia - Institute Lama Tsongkhapa Center 

                           Milano, Ghepheling center to Pomaia ILT center by car (drive: 3 hr. 20 min.)

July 11, 2016 (prosperity vase blessing) Bhumdrup puja at - Institute Lama Tsongkhapa Center, Pomaia

July 12, 2016 leave for Bremen, Germany by car from ILT, Pomaia (drive: 13 hrs. 8 min). Overnight stop at Munich and arrive Bremen by July 14.

July 14 to 18, 2016 White Tara Mandala construction at Botanica, Germany

July 19 or 20, 2016 Leave for Grignan, France by car
                             Bremen, Germany to Grignan, France (drive: 11 hr. 33 min) plan to stay overnight at Dhen Sonam Sherab home in Lausanne, Swiss

July 20 to 24, 2016 One Manadala construction program

July 24, 2016 Leave for Institute Vajra Yogini Center, Lavaur , France by car (drive: 4 hr. 9 min) from Grignan

July 25 to 30, 2016 Mandala and other programs at Institute Vajra Yogini Center, France

August, 2016 Back to Swiss

 

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Sera Jey Monastic University
For Advanced Buddhist Studies & Practice
Bylakuppe - 571104, 
Mysore District (KS), India
 
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Tel: +91 8223 258435

 

 

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