Commissioned in 2021, this thangka like creation of the Kālacakra monogram is now available as an excellent quality limited edition of 40 giclée art prints.
It is a composition of careful consideration, which includes miraculous dream-like elements, such as rainbows and rainbow clouds, the moon and the sun.
From the mists of an abundant lake endowed with eight special qualities of pure water, rise clouds, which like a mirage – spell out Tibetan Uchen letters ha cha ma la wa ra ya in their corresponding colours. These flank the main Lantsa Sanskrit Kālacakra monogram of the same interlocking syllables – emblazoned on a multicoloured lotus flower.
Accompanied on both sides are the Lantsa syllables eh ཨེ་ and vam ཝཾ་ representing the indivisible union of skillful-means and wisdom.
The complexity of Kālacakra is know as the highest of all the tantras, but there are some differences between the various Tibetan lineages.
The textual resources for this rendition forms the basic description and symbolism of the monogram, given from the Vimalaprabhā, as commentary to the fifth verse of the first chapter of the Kālacakra Tantra.
These refer mainly to three categories: outer, inner and other. Outer refers to the physical world, inner refers to the vajra-kāya – the Kālacakra conception of the mind-body, and other refers to the path and result of Kālacakra meditation.
Each limited edition print of 40 is hand-gilded with 23.6ct gold and Palladium leaf, signed, edition numbered and stamped with the artist red seal.
Dimensions 45 x 63.5 cm