Kalachakra With Retinue 15" x 20"
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 15" x 20", entire thangka 30" x 46"
- traditional brocade border
Kalachakra is "The Wheel of Time" and is one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's most frequently conferred public vajrayana empowerments. It is a deity from the level of highest yoga tantra and it is one of the most in-depth and comprehensive vajrayana systems of practice.
In this exquisite composition, Shakyamuni Buddha sits above Kalachakra - indicating that they are inseparable and of one nature. To the left and right are Green and White Taras. At the bottom, in the middle is 6 Arm Mahakala and to this right is Vaishravana and on the other side is Yellow Jambhala. Both of them are deities of abundance.