The Kalachakra mandala, Tibetan Wheel of Time, is made from colorful sand, and painstakingly created over several weeks by Tibetan monks. Hundreds of deities, or manifestations of particular aspects of the Enlightened Mind, are portrayed within a circle of some 2 metres in diameter in the form of miniature human, animal and floral forms, abstract pictographs and Sanskrit syllables. As a lesson of the impermanence of life, the completed mandala is destroyed and the sands are used as an offering for world peace. Practitioners use this mandala to visualize in meditation the steps along the Path to Enlightenment.
Even without understanding all the powerful symbology, the sanskrit writing, one can sense the vibrant mysteries of life, time, reincarnation … what is life all about, what are we here for?
Not only brings this mandala a vibrant mysterious energy into your life and home as you see it, but painting one challenges you: many minute details, being unfamiliar with the symbology, so therefore infusing the patterns with your own intentional energy, of magnificance, abundance, playfulness and joy. And then all of a sudden the painting takes on a life of its own. It harmonizes you.
Acrylics on canvas – 24″ x 24″