This is a beautiful home protection plaque with the image of the powerful Kalachakra symbol to protect against afflictions and at the same time attract blessings of good health and prosperity. Printed on metal with a beautiful wooden frame, this is a potent talisman to purify negative energy, dissolve obstacles as well as attract blessings of harmony and balance. It can be displayed on the table/shelf or hung on a wall especially above the main door so that malevolent energies are barred from entering your home.
The Kalachakra Mandala is a complex two-dimensional image that represents the three-dimensional 5-floor palace of the Kalachakra deity as seen from the top. The image contains all the elements of Buddhist teaching. The 5 stories of the residence of Kalachakra deity and the retinue of deities surrounding him represent the 5 levels of body, speech, mind, pristine consciousness, and great bliss. The colors of the four directions correspond with the colors of the four faces of Kalachakra; black (Wind) in front, red (Fire) to his right, white (Water) to his left, and yellow (Earth) at the back. Surrounding the palace and its grounds are the protective forces of the 5 Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Space. The outermost circle of the mandala represents the holding environment for all that that takes place within its embrace. Balance, peace, harmony, compassion, wisdom, and loving-kindness prevails in this cosmic setting.
Kalachakra means Wheel of Time, as “Kala” is Time and “Chakra” (or Cakra) is Wheel in Sanskrit. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience, as everything is under the influence of time, and he is time and therefore knows all. A mandala is a sacred space, typically a square or circular chart with geometric designs which reveal some inner truth about you or the world around you. In Sanskrit, mandala means both circle and center and it symbolizes the cosmos and everything within; another meaning for ‘mandala’ is wholeness. As circular representations of spiritual truths, they are intended to impart peace and healing to all beings as well as to the planet. The Kalachakra mandala is thus dedicated to peace and physical balance, both for individuals and for the world, thanks to the deities, abstract pictographs, and the Sanskrit syllables that comprise the mandala’s design.
The Meaning of Kalachakra. A short documentary film by Mind TV. from Chenrezig TBC Philadelphia on Vimeo. Venerable Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar and former monk at Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, India, the monastery of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, discusses the meaning of the Kalachakra Mandala. Also known as the Wheel of Time, the Kalachakra Mandala is one of the most advanced and complex Buddhist teachings and is dedicated to bringing peace to individuals, communities, and the world. This short documentary was filmed during Rinpoche’s construction of the Kalachakra Sand Mandala at the University of the Arts / Gershman Y in Philadelphia, October 26 to November 22, 2009. He is the Spiritual Director of the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia.
Display the Kalachakra Mandala Plaque in your home or place of work. Besides looking fabulous on a shelf, desk, mantelpiece, coffee table, or sprucing up a dull wall, this auspicious symbol not only acts as a powerful guardian against harm but also brings you blessings of peace, harmony, joy, abundance, success, and good health.