Exceptional value Kalachakra Thangka (Classic Tibetan instructional painting)
I am sure many of you have heard of - or have attended - His Holiness The Dalai Lama's celebrated teachings and initiation of the Kalachakra. These extremely beautiful Kalachakra thankas refer to these teachings, and address the instructional energetics of the teachings. Each is unusually exquisite with much 24K GOLD detail - the photo does not do the thanka justice, though CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE....everything that looks like yellow in the photo is actually 24K gold. The images themselves measures 17" x 13", and overall they measures 27" x 18". Each is individually hand painted of course, with a frame of solid-patterned silk, which compliments the unusually delicate and fine detail of the painting. These thankas were brought to me by a very special Tibetan Lama who is a dear friend of mine, and we have only a very limited number.
The Kalachakra symbol means 'The one with ten powers'. It is very protective and dispels negativity. It consists of seven individual syllables combined together with three other components to make a total of ten very powerful elements within the image. - The Ten Powers are described as ten existences - body, awareness, space, wind, fire, water, earth, stable, moving, and the gods unseen and uncreated. Each part of the Kalachakra symbol has deep specific meaning, and is a great study unto itself.Kalachakra with his consort Vishvamata, is the protector of the wheel of time. Tantric deities are shown in the sexual union with their consorts to emphasize the joining of female wisdom with male compassion. The Kalachakra is one of the most important teachings which have been practiced purely for over a thousand years. This complex tantric deity represents the Ultimate Union of enlightenment where the masculine gives and serves the feminine in all his universal capacity.