A Yantra is a geometric composition that reveals a particular energy configuration whose power increases in exact proportion to the abstraction and precision of the diagram. Used together with mantra, or seed sound syllables, each Yantra displays the patterns of force heard in the mantra. The discipline of Yantra has its roots in the ancient vedic traditions of southeast Asia, or present day India. A Mandala is a structural matrix, through and from which flow a succession of changes. It consists of a series of concentric forms representing a passage, or a portal to the Self. Mandalas are symbols of the Universe and its energy. Tibetan monks create these archetypal templates to remind us of the cycle of life and death. Following the patterns within a Yantra or Mandala while moving towards the center-point, enlivens in our consciousness corresponding experiences, feelings and recognitions of harmony with the eternal rhythms of nature and the cosmos.