Kalachakra Mandala Thangka Painting

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Thangka Description

Material: Hand painted in Nepal by Tibetan artisans on Cotton Canvas with Silk Brocade

Painting L x H: 10.5 x 10.5 inches

Scroll L x H:  23 x 29 inches

  • The purpose of the Kalachakra Mandala is to create a visual support for meditation and is used for positive energy
  • Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word that means time wheel, where universal compassion turns time into a wheel to produce the enlightenment of all sentient beings
  • On the healing power of this mandala: “We firmly believe in its power to reduce conflict and we believe its capable of creating peace, peace of the spirit and therefore of the mind.” – Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, 1993
  • It is considered a means to show the pathway from life to nirvana
  • This visual form of the Kalachakra is based on ancient teachings which relate to the cycles of breath, life & death, rebirth, dissolution & creation of the cosmos
  • It is a two dimensional depiction of the three-dimensional palace of the deity Kalachakra
  • The floors of the palace depicted in the Kalachakra Mandala, from the ground up, represent:

    1. Enlightened body
    2. Enlightened speech
    3. Enlightened mind
    4. Enlightened wisdom
    5. Enlightened great bliss 
  • Ships from our California gallery