Explanation of the Meaning and Use of a Mandala

by Alexander Berzin, Munich, Germany, December 2003. Unedited Transcript. Tonight we are going to speak about mandalas. The Tibetan word for a mandala, kyilkor (dkyil-‘khor), means literally “that which encircles a center,” goes around a center. And “Center” here, what it means is “a meaning,” and that which encircles it is a symbol, or a […]