Immerse yourself in the mesmerising world of Mandala Thangka paintings, a sacred and intricate Tibetan Buddhist art deeply rooted in the ancient Hindu practice of Tantra. Mandalas, rich in symbolism and sacred geometry, serve as conduits for concentration and meditation, facilitating a connection with our inherent energy and harmonising our body, heart, and soul.
Explore the three main types of Mandalas in Tibetan art: the Kalachakra, Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra Mandala, and Om Mandala. Each, with their perfectly shaped sacred geometry, acts as a spiritual guidance instrument, creating a sacred space that enhances energy flow wherever displayed. These intricate designs hold spiritual significance, gracing artistic expressions in diverse cultures and philosophies worldwide.
Thangka paintings unite a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours with exquisite details & symbols, illustrating the intricate architectural beauty of the celestial palace. While the Kalachakra Mandala, with its five concentric circles, encapsulates the core principles of time, energy, and space harmoniously, guiding the beholder through a transformative spiritual experience, the Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra and the Om Mandala offer their own unique paths to enlightenment and self-discovery.
The Om Mani Padme Hum Mandala, based on the powerful six-syllable mantra, is a deeply significant symbol in both Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Each syllable of the mantra corresponds to a particular aspect of the path to enlightenment, representing the purification of the six realms of existence.
On the other hand, the Om Mandala features the sacred Om symbol at its core, a symbol that transcends religious boundaries and is revered in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism alike. Om, often considered the primordial sound of the universe, represents the unity of body, speech, and mind, as well as the interconnectedness of all living beings.
All three main types of Mandalas offer distinctive avenues to explore the rich tapestry of Tibetan art, symbolism, and spiritual practice. Through these Mandalas, practitioners can deepen their understanding of ancient wisdom, cultivate inner peace, and embark on transformative journeys towards self-realisation and enlightenment.
Renowned Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung used Mandalas in his work, believing that focusing on a Mandala could awaken deeper human consciousness, granting revelations about one's true potential and self-awareness. Through their captivating patterns and profound symbolism, Mandalas serve as a bridge to a heightened understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Delve deeper into the fascinating world of Tibetan art, Tantra, and Mandala by visiting our unique collection of Thangka paintings.
"All of our paintings come from the original birthplace of Thangkas, which is Tibet, Nepal, North India and Bhutan. Depending on the size and quality of details it can take an artist up to three years to complete a single piece, using 24 Carat Gold, Sterling Silver and Himalayan precious & semi-precious minerals".