The most important thing perhaps in a dharma mandala is that the central principle should be what is called bodhicitta, the awakened heart, which is wisdom and compassion in union. And what you want to send out, as it were, through the gates of the mandala is what is associated with love, compassion, wisdom – and the energy and power that you wish to associate with that. And you want to go out and you want to touch and to reach other people. That would be the purpose of that mandala.
Join the Longchen Foundation for a public viewing on Zoom of Rigdzin Shikpo’s Heart of Buddha 2016 teaching on Mandala Principles in the Dzogchen Tradition.
The Zoom session will begin with 10 minutes of formless meditation, followed by the streaming of Rigdzin Shikpo’s first talk from the Mandala Principles teaching together with Q & A – somewhat under an hour in time total. Attendees are very welcome to remain after the video for a further 20 minutes of Zoom together time.