Nature & Mandala

 

This category of books is suggested as a way to group the numerous 'garden' books that Tarthang Tulku has composed since the early 1980s

In a sense, each of these books is an ode to the Copper Mountain Mandala of Odiyan, a retreat center in Northern California that sits on 1,000 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is home to four major temples and thousands of prayer wheels, prayer flags and stupas. 

But the sensibility expressed in these books has the power to uncover the significance of beauty we all may find in daily life. In that sense, books in the Nature and Mandala Series can help us to derive deep spiritual nourishment from our senses and from our appreciation of the aesthetic realm.