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Completed research project

Title / Titel virtual mandala project: The Bardo mandala
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Summary / Zusammenfassung Dr. Carl Jung, the world reknown psychcologist, writes, "There isn't a day in my life that I haven't reflected on the profound impact the TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD has had on my work an upon my daily life."

A mandala helps to understand buddhist teachings by visualizing written and oral transmissions. The multimedia project virtual mandala focuses on the Bardo mandala consisting of several parts, among them are:

1 a two-dimensional mandala transformed into a spacial enviroment,
2 the encounter of several deities within the mandala and
3 to provide a basic understanding of tibetan buddhism.

This project will result in a multilingual, interactive CD-ROM with worldwide distribution to people interested in eastern religion, students, believers and scientists. Furthermore the project´s intention is to help people in the West understand more of the spiritual way of thinking of the East.
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Keywords / Suchbegriffe mandala,, Tibetan Buddhism,, Bardo (intermediate state between death and rebirth), interactive media
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
PD Dr. M. Brauen (Project Leader)
Claudio dal Pra
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career), Others
several private sponsors
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Mar 2002 to Dec 2006