Thursday, August 17, 2006

Mongolia | Ulaan Baatar | Kalachakra Thangkas

People going to Gandan Monastery in connection with the Dalai Lama’s Upcoming Visit next week might want to stop in the Kalachakra Temple to take a look at the seven extremely rare Kalachakra thangkas depicting all 722 Kalachakra deities and much else. The 722 deities are also depicted on wall paintings in the Dalai Lama's Namgyal Temple in Dharmasala, but these are the only such thangkas that I am aware of.
Duinkhor, or Kalachakra Temple
See Enlargement
Shambhala Thangka in Temple - See Enlargement
One of the 32 Kings of Shambhala in the Temple
See all the Kings of Shambhala.
For excerpts from the Kalachakra Tantra and commentary see:

For the complete text of the Kalachakra Tantra and commentaries see: