Sponsor the Hevajra Ceiling Mandala
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.
Appearing like a jeweled ornament, Shri Hevajra is traditionally shown in union with his consort Vajranairatmya (“Selfless One”) in the center of a palace representing the nature of our world. Within its four gates, a multicolored lotus unfolds, bearing goddesses. The central deities are ringed by eight great charnel grounds and the elemental limits of the universe. The practices relating to Hevajra focus on the completion stage, providing a method for disciples to swiftly attain the four bodies of a Buddha with the kind guidance of a skillful Guru. Because it displays the ultimate result of the path, connecting with this mandala can help inspire us to progress gradually and to develop the confidence to successively abandon different levels of impure views.