HERUKA CHAKRASAMVARA (Tib. Demchog Khorlo Dompa)
Heruka Chakrasamvara (“Wheel of Bliss”), the tantric manifestation of Buddha Shakyamuni, embodies the union of method and wisdom (bliss and emptiness). Embracing his consort Vajrayogini, he is depicted with four faces symbolizing the four enlightened activities: pacifying, enriching, magnetizing and destroying. The 12 arms holding various ritual implements represent the twelve dependant related links in the “wheel of life” and the twelve powers.
© Andy Weber 1985