Thangka Painting
Medicine Buddha Mandala Thangka Painting
Right at the center of this hand painted Mandala Thangka rests the figure of Medicine Buddha. Bodhisattvas and other religious symbols and icons pertinent to Buddhism surround him. A Mandala serves to help focus the mind as one gazes at it. It is a meditative device or Yantra that visually aids a transcendental spiritual journey towards perfection. Starting from the outer circles, one should proceed towards the center. The various levels and activities in the painting help to reflect on diverse aspects of consciousness ultimately arriving at the serene center of Being. In a modern, technologically advanced age, these thangkas continue to have relevance as a venerated art form and also as religious aids of profound iconic value.