World Peace Gathering 2015
The Peace Mandala is WPG’s main event. It is not only a visual wonder of majesty, intricacy, and magnitude, but it also holds a deep philosophical meaning rooted in Buddhism. The Peace Mandala is a gathering place of Buddhas. The circle configurations of the mandala represents the non-dual nature or the True nature. It encompasses all duality phenomena, yet is ever-present in all dualism. The 5 colored layers of the mandala configuration represents the 5 fundamental elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space). It also represents the 5 Skandhas (form, feelings, thoughts, habitual forming energy, and consciousness). All living beings in the samsara are either bound by the 5 elements or the 5 skandhas.