Vajrayana, (Sanskrit: “Thunderbolt Vehicle” or “Diamond Vehicle”) form of Tantric Buddhism that developed in India and neighboring countries, notably Tibet. Vajrayana, in the history of Buddhism, marks the transition from Mahayana speculative thought to the enactment of Buddhist ideas in individu… view more
The fourth layer represents the twelve links of dependent origination.
The third layer represents the six realms of samsara.
The second layer represents karma.
The images in the hub of the wheel represent the three poisons of ignorance, attachment and aversion.
The moon above the wheel represents liberation from samsara or cyclic existence.
The Buddha pointing to the moon indicates that liberation is possible.
The fierce figure holding the wheel represents impermanence.
The reason this set of movements is so beneficial is because of the use of attention, breath and fluid movement of every joint and muscle in the bo…