Red Kalachakra Mandala Thangka Painting | Art and Craft
The Dalai Lama and the Kalachakra
Although thought to have once been a carefully guarded secret of the Shambhala Kingdom, the Kalachakra Tantra is now widely known. The Dalai Lama himself has given thirty-three separate initiations into this practice all over the world, including in Tibet, India, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.
In an essay on his website, His Holiness writes, “the Kalachakra initiations empower the disciple to practice the yoga of the Kalachakra tantra, and, ultimately, to achieve the state of Shri Kalachakra.” As with other mandala practices, the goal here is for the initiate to “enter” into the mandala and identify with the deity represented therein.
The floors of the palace depicted in the Kalachakra Mandala, from the ground up, represent:
- Enlightened body
- Enlightened speech
- Enlightened mind
- Enlightened wisdom
- Enlightened great bliss
Arrayed around the palace are four elemental rings and two outer rings. From the inside out they are:
These Tibetan thangka are hand painted by master artists and their apprentices in the Kathmandu Valley. Thangka painting schools in Nepal help to keep Tibetan traditions alive. Our unframed thangka make these masterworks available for a very low price. It's perfect addition to your home, meditation area, or altar space.
Features a Kalachakra mandala design and comes unframed and ready for Western style framing. It is done by hand on cotton canvas using natural mineral and vegetable pigments and 24K gold. The intricate brushstrokes and extraordinary detail make these thangka genuine works of art.
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This Thangka* is absolutely gorgeous. Prateek offers excellent customer service and quick delivery to the US (even during Covid). Highly recommend! *Red Kalachakra Mandala Thangka Painting 35x35cm
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