Mandala of Socially Engaged Buddhism (via The Jizo Chronicles)

Since my last post was about Mandala, I thought this would be of interest to those that don’t see the practical aspects of such a visualization (like me, from time to time). I like the fact that this mandala is more targeted towards the cessation of harmful emotions through fields of engagement which focus on reconciliation, nonviolent civil disobedience, communication and inquiry.

The four partitions of the Mandala apply itself well to some of the conflict mediation that I do, part-time, not only in the reconciliation of differences but keeping myself focused and impartial but still compassionate and engaged.

Check it out.

Cheers,
John

Mandala of Socially Engaged Buddhism I've referred to the "Mandala of Socially Engaged Buddhism" a couple of time in previous posts on this blog, and I've finally dug it up to share it with all of you. If you click on the graphic above, it should open up in a separate window with slightly higher resolution. Some background on this mandala: It was inspired by a gathering of a number of Buddhist Peace Fellowship chapter leaders in 2003. Everyone shared the kinds of activities that the … Read More

via The Jizo Chronicles

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  1. In the first minute of a Dimethyltryptamine trip, according to Terence McKenna, one may burst through a chrysanthemum-like mandala, and find there’s a whole bunch of entities waiting on the other side, saying “How wonderful that you’re here! You come so rarely! We’re so delighted to see you!”

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