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51. What is a Mandala?

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1. Title Title of document 51. What is a Mandala? - Buddhism in Five Minutes
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Christian Luczanits; SOAS; United Kingdom
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) Buddhism; Buddhist art; Buddhist ethics; Buddhist; Buddha; Nirvana; meditation; Zen;
5. Subject Subject classification Buddhism
6. Description Abstract The mandala is first and foremost a ritual tool. In its simplest form, it consists of a square space marked by protective features and a circle of deities within it. The ground marks a purified space to which deities can be invited during the ritual.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 25-Oct-2021
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.40790
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Buddhism in Five Minutes
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd