The Wisdom Tradition | a philosophy podcast

43d. Mandala Design (Part 4) | The Diamond and Matrix Mandalas of Mahayana Buddhism

October 30, 2022 Alexander Sachon
The Wisdom Tradition | a philosophy podcast
43d. Mandala Design (Part 4) | The Diamond and Matrix Mandalas of Mahayana Buddhism
Show Notes

Hey folks,

In today's episode we continue our series on the philosophy and psychology of meditation. In this episode (part 4 of a 6 part series), we focus on the meaning behind two important mandalas from Esoteric Buddhism: The Diamond and Matrix Mandalas, or as they are sometimes called "The Mandala of the Two Realms". The aim of this episode is to offer an introduction and overview of how these two mandalas fit into the larger esoteric practices and worldview of the Mahayana sect.

Please see the written version of this article for visuals of the mandalas being discussed. You can find it at my Substack: thewisdomtradition.substack.com. See also my website: www.alexsachon.com.

Thank you for listening. Also, keep an eye out for the final two episodes of this chapter, which should follow over the next couple weeks.

- Alex Sachon