Ceiling MandalasA Sky full of Blessings of Buddhist Mandalas in the Kalachakra Temple
Jonang Mandala Project
We are extremely fortunate to showcase these mandalas in the Kalachakra Temple. The Mandalas come from Dzamthang Monastery, the seat of the Jonang lineage in Tibet. This the first place in the world outside of Tibet to showcase so many of the lineage mandalas. They includes the major highest yoga tantras and 4 variations of the Kalachakra Mandala. Some people may believe they are secret and not appropriate to show the mandalas everywhere anytime. However, at this time and in this era it’s time to educate people and make connections. From the 4 faces of the Kalachakra all tantra was taught. It says in the Kalachakra tantra, that by seeing the Mandala beings do not need to be reborn in the lower realms again. So just seeing these Mandalas will be an incredible blessing that leads to liberation.
Origin of the Mandalas
These 20 mandalas come form a collection of 68 Mandalas from the Jonang lineage teachings on the Ocean of Tantras, Gyu De Gyatso (rgyud sde rgya mtsho). The Mandalas are from Tashi Chöthang near Dzamthang. This is an important monastery for our lineage and Rinpoche’s root Guru Lama Lobsang Trinle. Khentrul Rinpoche wanted to highlight that the Jonang lineage holds more tantras then Kalachakra, containing oceans of wisdom in the lineage.
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