The Kalachakra Mandala Thangka is a symbolic chart employed in Tibetan Buddhism for representing the Kalachakra Tantra, which encompasses an intricate Buddhist system of cosmology, meditation, and enlightenment.
It is composed of many concentric circles and geometries, intricately arranged and boasting various gods, figures, and incantations. At its center stands the serene Kalachakra, often depicted with his consort Vishvamata.
The mandala is separated into sections signifying distinct realms and parts of life. The colors utilized have significant meaning, ordinarily beginning with a dark outermost ring signifying the material elements. Inwardly, circles are filled with diverse colors denoting several aspects of enlightened consciousness and the transformation from ignorance to wisdom. This traditional symbol offers a unique and powerful way to focus and meditate on the journey of life. As the concentric rings move inwardly, the wisdom of the mandala can be experienced on a deeper level.