Mandala is a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing multiple projections of an image. The mandala has reappeared in cultures and traditions throughout history, and the design and pattern it takes are often informed by the intended meaning of the piece. There are a number of traditional symbols used in mandala art that hail from Buddhist and Hindu imagery but many modern forms of mandala have begun incorporating modern takes on traditional symbols.
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- There are various forms of mandalas with distinct concepts and different purposes. The individual representations range from the Buddha Mandalas, which transmit the ancient knowledge of the development of the universe and the world-systems which represents a high point among Mandalas dedicated to meditation; to the Mandalas of the Medicine Buddha which demonstrates how the Buddha-power radiates in all directions, portraying the healing power of the Buddha.
- Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word that can be translated literally as “wheel of time.” Kala, or “time,” is not linear time but the flow of all events, past, present, and future. This is similar to our concept of space, which does not imply a particular direction or limitation. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience, for he is one with all time and therefore knows all. Chakra, meaning “wheel,” refers not only to the cycle of time but also to the way in which the enlightened experience of great bliss radiates like the sun from the self to all sentient beings. The wheel, with no beginning and no end, is also the universal symbol of Buddhism, representing the teachings of the Buddha.It refers to one of the most complex philosophies and meditation practices within Tantric Buddhism.
- Mantras mandalas are words or phrases that are chanted out loud or internally as objects of meditation. Often these mantras are associated with particular Buddhist figures. whose qualities can be cultivated by the repetition of the relevant mantra.
Orange Kalachakra Mandala with GoldFrom $109,00( 31 x 31 cm )Quick View
This Mandala is handpainted by using 24-carat gold with an orange background. Kalachakra mandalas are one of the most intricate and complex of all mandala designs. The one feature that makes this piece of artwork distinctive from all other mandala designs is that: