Kalachakra for World Peace Mural at Do Nga Dargey Temple

Over the course of two years, the Kalachakra for World Peace Mural was painted in multiple phases on Do Nga Dargey Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Sacramento, California. It is unusual for a mural to include a Kalachakra mandala, which has its origins in India. A decision was made to incorporate the mandala into a mural because few people in the surrounding area would ever see the mandala if it were only visible inside the temple. As a contribution to world peace, the mandala is placed on the exterior of the Do Nga Dargey Temple building for all to see and appreciate.

Autumn Payne has created a documentary of the stages of the painting of the Kalachakra for World Peace mural in a 2021 video that she dedicated to Jhado Tuku Rinpoche and revealed publicly in the wake of the conferment of a Kalachakra Jenang by Jhado Tulku Rinpoche. Autumn is a former Sacramento Bee staff photographer/videographer whose current focus is on creating documentary films and video content for non-profits, politicians and other organizations.  Discover more about Autumn on her website AutumnPayne.com.

You can view Autumn’s Kalachakra for World Peace video on Vimeo.