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Wood Block Candle -- Mandala design

$ 12.00

Wood Block Mandala Candle...beautiful, hand-crafted ambiance for your practice space.

chattra yoga bolsters, meditation cushions and bags are crafted using traditional  textile techniques:  Indian artisans press ink to fabric with hand-carved wooden blocks, resulting in beautiful, rich textile designs.  The wood blocks themselves are super lovely; so, we thought, why not make them into candle holders? 

The mandala is one of the richest visual objects in Tibetan Buddhism.  Typically circular, the balancing elements of manuals symbolize unity and harmony, and can represent the universe and cosmic order.  For Tantric Buddhists, they are rich with sacred meaning. In fact, the etymology of the word "mandala" suggests not just a circle but a "container of essence.”  When completed, a mandala becomes a sacred area that serves as a receptacle for deities and a collection point of universal forces. By mentally entering a mandala and proceeding to its center, a person is symbolically guided through the cosmos to the essence of reality.

Details & care

  • wood block with votive candle recess
  • votive candle
  • approximately 4" diameter
  • hand carved in India
  • never leave a burning candle unattended

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