Mandalas and history

The mandala has been present in art and symbols throughout the ages and is one of the oldest symbols in the history of mankind.
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Tibetan Monks Create a Sand Mandala
Jenia Overly: Tibetan Monks Create a Sand Mandala
four monks are sitting around a colorful painting on the floor
Tibetan Sand Painting ~ When completed it will be destroyed. A lesson in impermanence.
an elaborately decorated table in the middle of a room
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Sand Mandala Inside the Hondo, Main Hall, Daisho-in Temple, Miyajima, Honshu, Japan
a man sitting at a table working on a painting
All Things Human
Mandala tibetano
a large number of different types of artwork
Losang Samten - The Meaning of Kalachakra Sand Mandala
Sand Mandala creation
a green and white circular design with leaves on the center is surrounded by branches, which are arranged in an intricate pattern
monsebonetto
The Sanskrit term mandala roughly translates to "magic circle" or "sacred circle". They tend to act as activation templates of consciousness. Carl G. Jung studied mandalas from a wide field of world cultures and eras, as well as having advocated for creating our own mandalas as vehicles of soulwork. He noted that when we draw mandalas from the center outward, we tend to process our personal issues or challenges du jour and often gain increased clarity and energy which we can apply to our lives.
an intricately designed ceiling in the middle of a building with carvings on it's sides
Adinatha Temple, Ranakpur
Carved marble at the Jain Adinatha Temple, Ranakpur, India. Photographer unknown. Searched & the closest image I found was this linked image by Fabian in 2008. via fabian-f on flickr. Anyone??
four men in red shirts are around a table with a blackboard on it and one man is writing
Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand
Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand - My Modern Metropolis
three men in red shirts are working on a decorative item
Tibetan Sand Mandals - The Sacred Art of Painting with Colored Sand
Tibetan-sand-mandalas
an artisticly decorated table cloth with colorful designs on it
Tibetan Sand Mandala
Tibetan Sand Mandala
an artistic painting with many colors and designs on the bottom, in a circular frame
Buddhist Mandala | Tibetan Buddhist Mandala Painting Workshops with Venerable Lobsang ...
a woman is drawing on the ground in front of her shop with colored chalks
New Year 2013 celebrations around the world
An Indian woman applies coloured powder to her "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design, in front of her house in Hyderabad on January 1, 2013. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year. — AFP Photo
two men laying on the ground in front of a large rug that has an intricate design
Working on the sand mandala
Working on the sand mandala in Karsha monestary, near Padum, Ladakh.