|The 14th Dalai Lama, left, with Tibetan monk Ven. Sherab Chopel, the principal artist who created the mandala, view it together during a private event in Irvine. The sand mandala was created to commemorate the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday (Francine Orr/LATimes.com).|
|Tibetan monks construct another mandala on another occasion (hairyprincess).|
|Dalai Lama's anjali mudra|
The site at UC Irvine was chosen because it will become the new home of the Center for Living Peace, a nonprofit that sponsored the Dalai Lama's visit this week to Orange County.
|Borobudur mandala floorplan for 9th century Buddhist temple, world's largest (David1010)|
|Hevajra mandala, Nepal (Wonderlane)|
|Kalachakra Sera mandala, initiation (Kosi Gramatikoff)|