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  • noun Plural form of mandala.

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Examples

  • They display abstract, symmetrical floral designs Jung came to identify as mandalas, along with almost childlike renderings of flames, trees, dragons and snakes, all in striking, bold colors.

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  • The brilliant colors and inherent ability of the feathers to reflect light produced complex optical illusions, including several highly accomplished "mandalas", or inwardly spiraling circular designs that proved very popular with collectors and art lovers.

    Arteplumaria - the Mexican art of feather painting

  • The brilliant colors and inherent ability of the feathers to reflect light produced complex optical illusions, including several highly accomplished "mandalas", or inwardly spiraling circular designs that proved very popular with collectors and art lovers.

    Arteplumaria - the Mexican art of feather painting

  • The reader is assumed to be already familiar with the history and culture of Buddhism; while mandalas in general are rather briefly explained, the background of this Wheel is not.

    Gibbon's Vindication

  • Then again there's the almost maddening claustrophobia of infinity mirrors and the meditative symmetries of Buddhist mandalas.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The mandalas of the East were round, curves without angles … The ancient Chinese knew the esoteric meaning of triangles, and so named the triangle formed by the triangle of Sirius the ‘Evil Stars’ for just that reason.

    “Spherical Geomtery” by Ken Asamatsu « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • They are building the Palace of Kalachakra, the most sacred of all Tibetan mandalas, made from colored sand.

    The Memory Palace

  • To the assembly of all meditational deities manifesting as countless mandalas and divinities - the magical clouds of immaculate, transcendent wisdom reaching to the farthest expanse of the space of ultimate reality - to you, we offer our prayers with fervent devotion:

    The Long Life Prayer for the 14th Dalai Lama

  • They are building the Palace of Kalachakra, the most sacred of all Tibetan mandalas, made from colored sand.

    The Memory Palace

  • Then again there's the almost maddening claustrophobia of infinity mirrors and the meditative symmetries of Buddhist mandalas.

    This week's new exhibitions

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