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.
Tibetans believe that the Kalachakra Mandala is healing for the ordinary person and can enhance the visualizations of the initiate. They also believe that anyone who beholds it with good will and faith will be reborn at the time of the Golden Age of Shambhala. Just to behold it plants a genetic impulse toward enlightenment.