Chenrezig or Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion sits in the middle of the Mandala. With the aid of his mantra (Om Mani Padme Hum) maybe you can find your way to the heart of Chenrezig as you meditate on this exquisite thought form.
A mandala is a sacred consecrated space where no obstacles, impurities or distracting influences exist. A mandala is no mere image of heavenly power. Buddhists believe a mandala is the receptacle of the holy power it portrays. Its purpose, and the goal of every one of its symbolic images, is to help the meditator realize the divine power within himself and achieve his own inner perfection.