Mandala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. In Tibetan Mandala Sand Painting is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means “mandala of colored powders”. They are key part of anuttarayoga tantra meditation practices.
Tibetan sand mandalas are carefully, lovingly created by hand and then destroyed to show the impermanence of all things. I was fortunate to view a mandala being created in Whakatane, New Zealand by visiting Tibetan Monks.
That s a statement necklace! ngawa woman dressed in her family treasures of coral,gold,silver and other jewelry.This lady probably wears of coral necklaces alone(rest of her jewelry worn on her back and below the waist).
Tibetan Buddhist Thangka of Amitayus/Amitabha Buddha in His Paradise, Tibet. The buddha of eternal life is depicted in his paradise, Sukhavati, the Western Pure Land, enthroned beneath a flowering tree 'festooned with jewels and auspicious symbols'.