Shi_ix_xuree.jpg (134KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source: National Film, Photographic and Sound Archives of Mongolia
Erdene_zuu_bas_relief.jpg (147KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source: National Film, Photographic and Sound Archives of Mongolia
The MANDAL.CA website is dedicated to the investigation and promotion of nomadic culture and its potential role in building sustainable development models. Our major area of interest is traditional Mongolian nomadic culture—including both the indigenous nomadic civilization and the Buddhist structures that provided for its spiritual, artistic, literary, educational and scientific needs. This focus is reflected in our name, mandal, which means both "prosperity" and "mandala" in the Mongolian language, with the additional Sanskrit readings of "circle" and "community".