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Mandalas

The mandala is a circular representation of the cosmos in its connection with divine powers. It is a symbol of human wholeness and often used as an instrument of contemplation.
Rose Window, Cathedral of Notre Dame, c. 1260 Inspired by a rose window Four squares, Native American Hayagriva Sand Mandala
Kalachakra (Wheel of Time), Vajrayana Buddhism Tibetan thangka painting Kippah (skull cap) 1800's - Mandala of the Six Chakravartins
Tibetan tangka, late 14th century Creating in sand Mandala of the Buddha with auspicious symbols Fractal #41 by Thomasz Dziubinski Photography, modern
Sun mask, Northwest coast Native American Buddhist astrological chart Missal, Germany, 13th century Aztec calendar, 1479
Tibetan mandala, 18th century Krishna dances with sheperdesses, India, 17th century Vishnu, Nepal, 1420 Dali Christ by Paul Heussenstamm, modern
Kalachakra thangka, Sera Monastery, Tibet Jain Cosmological Map of the Universe, India, c. 1850 Yin Yang mandala Tree of Death and Life from the Archbishop of Salzburg's missal,1481
Star with arrows, Native American Rose window, Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France Stained glass dome, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands Japanese mandala, 17th century
Leonardo's knot, Italy, circa 1500 Navaho sand painting By Emma Kuntz, Switzerland, 20th century Mandala of Longevity
By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century By Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century
The Castle by Carl Jung, Switzerland, 20th century Game of Spheres, 20th century Fresco, West Bhutan Buddhist mandala with writing in Pali
The Sun, wire construction by Richard Lippold, 20th century Burning bush icon, Russia, 18th century The Perfect Man, 2,500 BC Chinese mirror, Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD)
Roman mosaic, 1st century Wheel of Salvation sun dial, Sun Temple, Orissa, India, 13th century Japanese sand mandala Sand mandala of Kalachakra
Yamantaka sand mandala Mountains and Tents, Native American Womb of the World, Japan, circa 1750 Kaleidoscope, modern, computer generated
Kaleidoscope quilt, USA, modern Eyes Mandala by Paul Heussenstamm, modern Mirrored moons, Native American Aquarius, from a Book of Hours, Italy, circa 1475
By Vaslav Nijinsky, 20th Century By Vaslav Nijinsky, 20th Century Perpetual motion and perpetual rest simultaneously, Rajasthan, India, 17th century Uttar Pradesh, 1600's
The Cosmic Form of Vishnu, Rajasthan, India, 18th century Modern Rose window, Chartres Cathedral, France Mandala for astronomical computation and meditation,Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, 18th century
Yantras for serial meditation, tangka, Nepal, 19th century Mandalas of the dead, representing deities of the other world, Tibet, 19th century Goddess of Earth and Plenty, Nepal, 16th century Astrologer's map, Holland, 17th century
Chinese mirror #2, Han Dynasty, 206 BC to 220 AD Altar fan, western Europe, 13th century Mount Meru, gilt bronze offering, Northern China, 18th century Sun wheel, Stone Age, 2.5 to 2 million years ago
Nautilus shell Vocal vibration Snow crystal Drawing of a lotus
Dance of Spring, culminating in the union of Gopis with Krishna, Jaipur, India, circa 1800 Adam and Eve, miniature, Florence, Italy Union of Wisdom and Compassion, Tibet Wheel of life
Window, Bassilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Assissi, Italy Sound wave Laquerware plate, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2001 Plate, China, Ming Dynasty (13681644)
Ancient Greek Mosaic Tray Modern celtic mandala Four seasons, Native American
Tibetan Buddhist Healing Presence by Paul Heussenstamm Angels turning the Wheel of Life, miniature, 14th century Mandala of heightened consciousness, 19th century
Mandala of Vajradhatu, Hindu Tibetan thangka Mandala for man-cosmos unity, 18th century Varuna mandala-yantra
Unity of cosmic consciousness, Nepal, circa 1700 Diagram of the cosmos, Rajasthan, India, 18th century Chandelier Hagia Sophia ceiling
Chandelier Deoksugung Palace mandala Attica stone mosaic Iranian tile
South pole of the planet Jupiter Exterior of rose window, Basilica Cathedral Exterior of rose window, Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio-1287 Islamic Design on Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Ceiling mandala Mandala with seven-headed naga Mosaic based on a Native American Medicine Wheel Circle of Life
Eiffel Tower, looking up Sand mandala, New York City, USA Stone, natural mandala, Rajasthan, India Spiral nebula, natural mandala
Ground plan of the Temple of Borobudur Samye, Tibet, a town built as a mandala in the 8th century