Capturing the life and spirit of a people through art is common across cultures and time. The mandala, or circular picture, is seen as a living device for devotion, healing, meditation, and transformation. In this section, we introduce you to a few mandala ideas outside of Tibetan Buddhism which reveal some common and unique features of circular paintings in different cultures and religions, including Christianity. We then take you into the heart of the Kalachakra mandala with text and images connected to the construction of this magnificent sacred artwork.

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