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A mandala, or magic circle showing in the centre the Dhyani Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara in the form of Thugs-rje-chen-po. He is red and wears Bodhisattva ornaments; his has four arms vajra, a rosary and a lotus. His sakti has four arms holding a skull cup in the upper left and upper right hold a sword; khatvanga in the lower left and vajra round the neck of Avalokitesvara. On the top from left to right are figures of Padmasambhava, Avalokitesvara, Amitabha, Padmasambhava and his disciple mKha-gro-ye-ses-mtsho-rgyal. There are figures of disciples at thebottom. The central figure is surrounded by a red and yellow band; beyond this are four lotus petals coloured blue and green. On each of these petals stands a figure; they are all in yab-yum with saktis of the same colour. Tangka Mandala of Avolokiteshvara, 18th century, Tibet