Sponsor the Mahakala 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.
Also known as the Great Black, the Mahakala Mandala displays the fire at the end of the universe to show how worlds appear and are destroyed. By contrast, its fearsome appearance suggests the natural state that remains after everything false disappears. Signifying the ultimate reality, Mahakala is also a special protector of the Dharma. His practice is said to powerfully contain or dissolve negative energy, and to help us find the clarity to abandon obstacles to a spiritual path.