Mandala: A symbolic representation of cosmic forces in two or three-dimensional form. . . synthesis of numerous distinctive elements in a unified scheme, which through meditation can be recognized as the basic nature of existence. The meaning of mandala in Tibetan Buddhism can be derived from the Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit word by dkyilkhor, which roughly means "center and periphery." - Shambala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

The mandala symbol can be found in just about every culture. Carl Jung, in his book "Dreams," explains this phenomenon with a theory that the symbol is a manifestation of the inherent psychological structure of man. In Yogic traditions the mandala is a symbol of both the universe and the inner universe of the human body. In the never ending quest of humans to self understanding, the mandala is an expression of one's inner self. Through meditation this inner knowledge is reintegration by one's cognitive self.

Here at Mandala Studio we believe music in it's purest form serves the same purpose of expression and reintegration.


Japanese Buddhist Mandala

Mandala of Vairochana, Tibet 11th Century

Seed Syllable Mandala

Mirror Mandala