The Peace Mandala is WPG’s main event. It is not only a visual wonder of majesty, intricacy, and magnitude, but it also holds a deep philosophical meaning rooted in Buddhism. The Peace Mandala is a gathering place of Buddhas. The circle configurations of the mandala represents the non-dual nature or the True nature. It encompasses all duality phenomena, yet is ever-present in all dualism. The 5 colored layers of the mandala configuration represents the 5 fundamental elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space). It also represents the 5 Skandhas (form, feelings, thoughts, habitual forming energy, and consciousness). All living beings in the samsara are either bound by the 5 elements or the 5 skandhas.
This will be the largest human Mandala ever assemble.
Every year we hold the World Peace Gathering in Orange County to bring our community to a common purpose of generating goodness, wholesome energy, and love to a troubled world. Since 2009 to now, we had approximately 1,200 to 1,500 people attending each year of WPG with great enthusiasm, care, and support. We know there is a great need for emotional support, especially in this world of unrest and violence. We know our community needs spiritual inspiration for its own wholeness and healing. We know each of us wants to feel at home and included when we come together celebrating or praying. We all want peace, first within our hearts, then within our family, then to our community, and the world. Our World Peace Gathering is just for these purposes.
Highlights of WPG include a variety of spiritual activities and practices:
- Prayers Dharma talks
- Meditation Exercise for world peace
- Three-Steps-One Bow for world peace
- Tea Meditation for world peace Peace
- Mandala Ceremony (Sunday, 12/18/16)
Be a part of history and join us for prayers and meditation for inner peace for world peace as we attempt to set the World Record for the Largest Human Mandala. This is the first time in Buddhist history of the last 300 years that we set a world record to create a human mandala to bring together all religions, faiths, and people for world peace.