SALISBURY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Tibetan Monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery , (clockwise from top) Ven Lobzang Thokmed, Kachen Namgyal, Kachen Lobzang Tuskhor and Kachen Choedrak complete a Chenrezig Sand Mandala in Salisbury Cathedrals Chapter House on October 3, 2013 in Salisbury, England. The monks, who started the painstaking process of creating the sand mandela with millions of grains of coloured sand on Monday, will end it tomorrow in a destruction ceremony and procession to the River Avon. The monks who currently live in exile in India are visiting various places in the UK and Europe and will complete two more sand mandelas - which are an artistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and are a symbolic picture of the universe representing an imaginary palace - before returning home to their monastery in late November. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

I mandala sono dei simboli spirituali che rappresentano l’universo. Oltre ad essere un simbolo molto usato nella tradizione spirituale dell’Induismo e del Buddismo serve anche per focalizzare l’attenzione e per aiutare la meditazione.