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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hinduism
mandalaman‧da‧la /ˈmændələ, mænˈdɑːlə/ noun [countable]  RRHa picture of a circle around a square, that represents the universe in the Hindu and Buddhist religions
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mandalaDrepung Loseling lamas will simultaneously begin construction of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala.In oriental philosophy and religion many devices like the mandala are used for the mind to meditate upon.
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