• metal mandala plate supported by a long metal pole from the floor, with yellow/gold symbolic katags underneath
  • incense pointer
  • Young Sakya Prince - Lama HE Avikritar Rinpoche leading Mandala Offering
  • dojre and bell
  • dorje and bell
  • meditation mudra with rubber band for text!
  • pecha or prayer book
  • offering katag, the ceremonial white scarf
  • ritual orange silk katags
  • Sashu, the Sakya Hat of Royal Buddhist Leadership
  • Robe of HE Zaya Sakya, HE Avikrita's father, son of HH Dagchen Sakya
  • shaved head of the ritual master, a monk seeking to stablize the metal mandala support
  • dutsi container (nectar pills, blessed candy)
  • Traditional Tibetan carpet
  • traditional red carpet (just like in the West basically)
  • Senior Lama, wearing celebration bright ornage robes
  • member of the laity - possibly a donor assisting the ritual master
  • traditional Tibetan Silk pattern for high lamas in services
  • pink and grey marble floors of Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • rice from offerings landed in crevases
  • precious palace
  • mandala symbolic of the universe
  • half or full lotus position of legs

A Full Tibetan Buddhist Mandala Offering, Young Prince - Lama HE Avikritar Rinpoche leading, Tharlam Monastery, Bodha, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Bokeh due to mandala moving - the lama's arm is in focus for example - the mandala appeared to move or vibrate slightly all the time until nearly the end of the mandala prayer - that is a lot of energy!

Omeudentista®, N A Y E E M, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Dick Verton 105 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Monks and Nuns, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. N A Y E E M 105 months ago | reply

    Superb point of view

  3. Wonderlane 105 months ago | reply

    thank you - I was very lucky - as a trusted member of Rinpoche's sangha - !!!

  4. BBC Around The World In 80 Faiths 105 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called BBC Around The World In 80 Faiths, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Sekitar (away til march) [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

    great scene!

  6. Wonderlane 103 months ago | reply

    Thank you N A Y E E M, BBC, Sekitar, I was very lucky.

  7. tashicholingpics 100 months ago | reply

    Thank you for your wonderful photos! I used this for a site that I helped with. Vimala. It is all about translating, archiving, and distributing Tibetan texts to practitioners. Thanks so much. - David.

  8. Wonderlane 100 months ago | reply

    Great to know it TashiCholingpics - feel free to use the images and post the location any time.

  9. mogaan 100 months ago | reply

    Your photo screams Photographer !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us


    ***SCREAM OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER***

  10. Yasti 100 months ago | reply

    Wonderful photograph!

  11. ● SandroG 100 months ago | reply

    Your photo screams Photographer !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us


    ***SCREAM OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER***

    Commented with SIC
    I would appreciate your comments

  12. Mouster Mom 100 months ago | reply

    Very colorful shot! I like the way you labeled everything with notes!

    I saw this in:*Everything is Beautiful*
    Please take a moment to comment on
    another shot in the group pool

  13. Rosário Marques 93 months ago | reply

    Your photo has enhanced our pool
    Golden photo award
    you deserve a pat. Found in Zen Enlightenmentand great shooting.

  14. © Jamie Mitchell 86 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kathmandu!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. James & Billion Shades 82 months ago | reply

    Nice shot. I would love to see this image in the group below built to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2011. The images in this group are featured in www.nepaltourismyear2011.info/Gallery as well.

    Group: www.flickr.com/groups/nepaltourismyear/

  16. Photo_Novice_Guy 47 months ago | reply

    I've seen a group of Tibetan monks make a mandala in 2001, & I WISH someone had made a video of it or done some photos. Great work !

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