The Dharmachakra symbol is represented as a chariot wheel (Sanskrit cakram) with eight or more spokes. It is one of the oldest known Buddhist symbols found in Indian art, appearing with the first surviving post-Harappan Indian iconography in the time of the Buddhist king Aśoka. The Dharmacakra has been used by all Buddhist nations as a symbol ever since.

Its overall shape is that of a circle (cakra), representing the perfection of the dharma teaching.

1. The hub stands for discipline, which is the essential core of meditation practice

2. The rim, which holds the spokes, refers to mindfulness or samādhi which holds everything together

3. Each spoke represents the Noble Eightfold Path including