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"The initiation to the Kalachakra is one of the most important…
because it takes everything into account,
the body and the human mind,
and the whole external aspect – cosmic and astrological.
We firmly believe in its power to reduce conflict
and we believe it is capable of creating…
peace of spirit and therefore peace in the world."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Kalachakra 10-fold Powerful Symbol

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai LamaHis Holiness the Dalai Lama has given the Kalachakra initiation frequently all over the world, and we consider that the Kalachakra forms a fundamental element in his mission to our planet in this time. We wish to extend the effectiveness of that mission through offering practical support for pure traditional practice of Kalacakra.

To quote from our Memorandum of intent, we want "to provide world-wide, trans-sectarian support for Kalachakra practice and study in authentic lineages, by acting as a non-hierarchical communication platform between vajra brothers and sisters, with the deepest respect for the advice of fully qualified teachers such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The Network began in 1997, and is quickly growing far beyond an informal email link between a few people and a small website. Some of us are scholars/translators, and making authentic practice materials available to practitioners is one of the aims of our Network, currently in 12 languages. With the help and donations of people who joined our Network, we managed to organise our first unique teachings by a very qualified teacher early 2004, and the translation of a major Kalachakra commentary has been completed in July 2005. Both are now available to initiates for free (for more information on our plans, check our Wish List).

The IKN is interested in supporting the development of Kalachakra Practice Groups around the world, and we can give advice from our experience in London and other groups on guidelines for facilitating such groups successfully.  It is recommended that these groups be trans-sectarian, but we will support any groups rooted in an authentic lineage.

This website has a public area and an area restricted to people who have received the Kalachakra initiation and registered with us. This restricted area is needed to protect the tantric secrecy vows, which are intended to ensure proper guidance by a qualified teacher and to avoid misunderstanding regarding these advanced practices.
Similarly, we also created two Discussion Forums, one for the general public, and one for Members only.

Upcoming Kalachakra Events

Kalachakra in Borobudur, 2018
with Khentrul Rinpoche

January 4, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Location: Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

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The meaning of Kalachakra  (Sekodesa text)
with Andy Wistreich, (English & French)

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Location: Kalachakra center 5 passage Delessert 75010 Paris France


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Guru Yoga Retreat
with Hermès Brandt, (English & French)

April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Location: Kalachakra retreat center in Saint Cosme en Vairais (near Paris) France


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Kalacakra Body, Speech and Mind Mandala Retreat
with Andy Wistreich

October 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Location: Land of Joy,
Greenhaugh, Hexham NE48 1PP


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The nearing retreat
of the Kalachakra mind mandala sadhana
(Sekoddesa commentary by Naropa)
with Andy Wistreich, (English)

October 31, 2018 - December 17, 2018

Location: Kalachakra retreat center in Saint Cosme en Vairais (near Paris) France


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Did you receive a Kalachakra initiation and
would you like to join us in world-wide meditation?

You are invited to join us
every Saturday

Time: around 13:00 - 16:00 GMT

Suggested practices (available for initiates via the English resources page):
- Kalachakra 6-session Guru Yoga
- 'The Best of Jewels' from Buton Rinchen Druppa.
- 'An excellent Vase of Nectar' from Detri Rinpoche
- 'Tsog offering for the glorious primary Buddha Kalachakra, fulfilling the desire for great bliss'
Of course, any other Kalachakra practice would be great as well.

For more information, and your local time to practice, see the Time for Peace page.

You can now download our special Kalachakra Screensaver and desktop wallpapers for free!