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b_vainamoinen
Jul. 8th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
That is an awesome mandala. That's the one that's preserved at the Minneapolis Art Institute. Have you seen it?
liveonearth
Jul. 8th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
Nope, I've only seen the photos on the web. It's really complex....and gorgeous. Sounds like you have seen the real thing.
b_vainamoinen
Jul. 8th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
"Seen" might not be the right word. "Spent hours poring over every detail," might be more accurate.

This page has some interesting notes on it: http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/buddhism/step-by-step.cfm
(look at the menu on the left of that page for other fascinating stuff about this mandala)

One of the things that makes it interesting is that it is displayed upright, like a painting, rather than horizontal. So, although you don't get to see it in the same perspective as the original -- you can get your face six inches from the center of the mandala (and all the other details) to study the intricacies of it. This is important because this is an opportunity that has never before been afforded to anyone who was not actually a Tibetan Buddhist Monk.
liveonearth
Jul. 9th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Wow! Awesome link. Thanks!
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