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Art as a Spiritual Practice - Owning Buddhist Thangka Art for Enlightenment

The  Buddhist Tradition of Thangka art serves a very different and high purpose. It is foremost a form of worship. Buddhist Art and the process of creating it, is seen as a direct path to enlightenment- the full unfoldment of human potential. The purpose of such art is to develop ultimate wisdom in the artist and and also the observer of the art. The enlightenment of all sentient beings should be the sole motivation of the artist according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. To meet this lofty goal, creating Buddhist art necessitates a deep understanding of the tenets and doctrines of Buddhism within the mind and heart of the artist. Living these tenets and adhering to the practices of art as outlined in the...

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The Power of Kalachakra Mandala & Kalachakra Mantra

The Kalachakra Mandala painting is a powerful tool for meditation. It is a physical representation of the Kalachakra teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The teaching originated over 2500 years ago and has been secret knowledge until the Dalai Lama brought the knowledge to the world. Initiation into this teaching has been given by the Dalai Lama around the world.  One of our artists creating a Kalachakra Mandala The Kalachakra Mandala painting is a representation of the abode of the deity named Kalachakra who holds the secrets of time and enlightenment in his possession. His representation can be found in the center of the painting. Inside the layers of the mandala 700 other deities are depicted. The square space of the...

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