Sponsor the Vajrapani 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.
As Avalokiteshvara embodies the compassion of all the Buddhas and Manjushri their wisdom, Vajrapani manifests their power. In the sutras of the foundational vehicle, he appears as a protector of the Buddha. As an aspect of the Buddha Akshobhya, Vajrapani represents the vajra mind, and demonstrates how it removes obstacles to awakening by personifying power. Vajrapani gave an important Commentary on the Chakrasamvara Tantra, which is included in the Bodhisattva Trilogy. He also appeared as the Shambhala King Suchandra to request the Buddha to teach the Kalachakra Tantra. Khentrul Rinpoche’s root Guru Lama Lobsang Trinle was an emanation of Vajrapani. The practice of Vajrapani helps inspire us to find the strength and power to perform good deeds.