Sunday, March 11, 2007

om mani

When one’s heart is steeped in
compassion, no dissension can
bring disruption; if one’s heart
is strengthened by compassion,
the mind enjoys sweet coolness,
like a clear pool which no passion
can agitate, no fire of anger destroy.
Om Mani Padme Hum Hrih

three veneral tibetan monks from the namgyal monastery visited cleveland 8.27-10.8.05 and created the kalachakra mandala at cleveland city hall. this mandala is one of the most intricate mandalas and is dedicated to peace and physical balance, both for individuals and for the world. I visited the monks regularly and this slide show is the result. namaste.


jenclair said...

I read about this online during an intense search about Buddhism and monks a couple of years ago. I'd recently read one of Elliot Pattison's books about China's treatment of Tibetan monks. I've read all of Pattison's books except the last one, and they are excellent.

My search took me to the New York site, and then I digressed into mandalas. Fascinating. Thanks for the slide show!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

you are most welcome for the show jenclair. if you ever have an opportunity to observe this sacred art don't pass it by. what a blessing it is just the creation of a mandala and wonderful inspiration for quilts!