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Symbolism of the Mandala
The symbolism of meditation Mandalas has a rich tradition. The outer form of these so-called holy circles is a geometrical diagram, a Yantra, and each detail of its construction has symbolic meaning.

The basic form of most Hindu and Buddhist mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the shape of a T.

Mandala - Sacred Geometry and Art
An article on the sacred symbol of Buddhism. Construction of a Mandala by monks from Buddhist monastaries is described.

Mandala, Circles - Tibetan Buddhism
Mandala is Sanskrit for circle, polygon, community, connection. The Mandala is a symbol of man or woman in the world, a support for the meditating person.

Mandala Symbolism
Mandalas can help us see what is going on within us, in our heart and soul.

Carl Jung and the Mandala
There must be a transconscious disposition in every individual which is able to produce the same or very similar symbols at all times and in all places.

Mandala Symbols
The Sanskrit meaning of mandala is circle. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness. Given these meanings, it's no wonder mandalas are such important symbols in all cultures.