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The Tantras (special scriptures of Vajrayana Buddhism) frequently refer to mandalas, circles of symbolic forms. Sangharakshita describes the mandala of the five Buddhas, its use as a symbol of psychological and spiritual integration, and the meaning of its sexual symbolism.
Talk given in 1967.
This talk is part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology.
|1.||Two modes of comunication (4:38)|
|3.||Features of a mandala (6:44)|
|9.||The mandala unifies disintegration (7:27)|
|10.||The mandala as symbol for Enlightenment (4:20)|
|11.||The centre and circumference of the mandala (5:15)|
|12.||The cremation ground as 'vijnana' (3:04)|
|13.||Guardians of the Gates (1:59)|
|14.||Sexual symbolism of the tantras (4:56)|
|15.||The mandala as means of integration (5:39)|
Total running time: 1:18:11