Sponsor the Akshobhya Mandala

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The Mandala Ceiling project highlights 20 mandalas from a variety of tantric practices. These are all part of, The Ocean of Tantras, a collection of  sixty-eight mandalas from a rare Jonang Tradition text called the Gyu De Gyatso (rgyud sde rgya mtsho). These images are from Choje at Dzamthang monastery. Each mandala that is sponsored will be approximately 2 meters wide. You can write a dedication for it that Rinpoche can pray for on Saka Dawa when we consecrate the space. Please write a message when you make the donation. 

The Buddha Akshobhya is symbolized by a vajra on a multicolored lotus seat, surrounded by eight auspicious symbols, including a dharma conch, two fish, and an endless knot, followed by a dharma wheel, lotus, victory banner, parasol, and treasure vase. As a bodhisattva, Akshobhya vowed never to get angry at any living being until he reached enlightenment. As a buddha, his name means “Immovable,” and he stays in the Eastern Pure Land of Joy. His Vajra family is associated with the expression of mirror-like wisdom. The practice of Akshobhya can encourage us to emulate his fearlessness in not being disturbed by anger. To help abandon attachment to afflictive statements of mind, this practice shows how we can gradually replace negative habits with positive ones by cultivating love and compassion. Akshobhya’s bright clarity helps us simply see things as they are, without being so disturbed by confusion.