Wheel of Life | Traditional Tibetan Thangka | Wall Decors

SKU: 1784EBBhavachakraT


Wheel of Life, Traditional Thangka

Introduction To The Thangka :

The Wheel of Life or “Bhavacakra” is well known by Buddhist monks as a powerful meditation tool and also by students to learn and understand the teachings of the Buddha.

The Wheel represents the very reasons of suffering and it can be seen painted on the walls of many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in all Himalayan regions.

The center circle illustrates “the three poisons,”represented by a cock (ignorance), a pig (greed), and snake (hatred). They are surrounded by the six realms of existence , which are in turn surrounded by the perpetual cycle of life, or samsara of wheel.

The third thought to contemplate is inexorable karma - the accumulation of our actions as governed by the law of cause and effect which determines our destiny . Our actions, both positive and negative , accumulate in our Karmic “account” throughout every second of our lives.

How to take care of your thangka?

-Hang your thangka in a traditional silk brocade
-Regular Inspection of your thangka; examine the borders and all attachments.
-Keep thangkas covered when they are on display but not in use.
-Rotate thangkas between display and storage on a regular basis, two to four times a year, to reduce the amount of exposure to light. Keep away from sunlight and humidity.
-Do not apply liquids or other materials to the surface of the thangka.

Size: 15"/ 38 cm (width) x 20"/51 cm (height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Colors, Genuine 24K Gold

How does Thangka benefit us?

It goes without saying that every detail of a painting has a symbolic meaning. Regardless of your religious affiliation, a thangka can help you on your path to enlightenment, whether you practice Buddhism or have other religious convictions. Thangkas are paintings that depict deities with various iconographic elements and symbolism that encourage meditation on the teachings of the god they depict. Any thangka is intended to aid in the removal of the film of ignorance, which is a significant barrier to the road to enlightenment. The Thangka is revered as a holy item. They promote positivity, spread Buddhism's teachings, bring about peace, harmony, and oneness, and dispel any negative energy that may be there.