Mandaraji has within it, mandalas, the Tibetan sand maps of the cosmos. There is much to see in this very cool temple. It is just a few steps away from the next temple, Shushakaji, so that is very convenient as well.
Something that you really must check out is the Ageless Pine that grows in the courtyard. I had meant to take a photo of it here, but since I am kind of an idiot, I neglected to do so. Next time through I will make up for my foolishness.
The wonderful thing about coming through a temple like Mandaraji is that you get a strong sense of a continuation of thought and spirituality that comes from other countries and other nations that express the same intention of seeking meaning in the moment, and putting one’s own desires in the places they need to be.
We are very much not alone. I think that brings some comfort to us. Despite the gaps and spaces between us, there is much that acts as a common denominator, and we have much more to share than that which separates us from one other.
That is my thought for the day. Something akin to stating the bleeding obvious, but there it is.
Travel safe friends and neighbors!