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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

Attention members: The password-protected area for members is again functioning. However, in the struggle to recover, all data were lost of members who signed up after august 2011. If you registered between August 2011 and early February 2013, please register again and mention you were an approved member already. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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

Harmony Retreat, Introduction to Kalachakra
with Andy Wistreich

April 11th - 16th, 2014

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

Open to all (English-French)

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France

Introduction to Kalachakra Tantra
with Andy Wistreich

April 30th - May 4th, 2014

Location: Centro de Retiros Tushita, Arbúcies, Girona, España.

Open to all (English-Spanish)

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France

The Ultimate Life Goal: Kalachakra Tour
led by Khentrul Rinpoche

June 25th - July 17th, 2014

Location: Starts and ends in Delhi, India.
Includes:
16 night stay in Leh, Ladakh, for 14 days of Kalachakra rituals,
teachings and preliminaries
Offered by: Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute

Open to all (English)

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India

Kalachakra Initiation and public teachings
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

July 3-14, 2014 in Leh, Ladakh, India

July 3-5: Consecration, rituals and creation of the sand mandala
July 6-8: Preliminary teachings
July 9: Ritual dance by the monks of Namgyal monastery
July 10-13: Kalachakra initiation
July 14: Long life empowerment

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India

Kalachakra Pilgrimage to Mongolia
with Professor Vesna Wallace

July 15 - July 27, 2014

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Mongolia

Harmony in Kalachakra
with Andy Wistreich

July 23rd-30th, 2014

Location: Tushita Meditation Centre, near McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala

An Intermediate Level Course, suitable for students who have attended one of our 10-day introductory courses or equivalent

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India

Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga Approximation Retreat
led by Andy Wistreich

August 2nd-18th, 2014

Location: Tushita Meditation Centre, near McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala

16 days of retreat with concluding Fire Puja
1 day of training for future Kalachakra Retreat Leaders

Open to those who have received the Kalachakra initiation

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India

Kalachakra Ceremony
by Namgyal monks from India and Ithaca

Summer, 2014 (Dates TBA) in Ithaca, New York US

Location: Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ithaca, NY

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India

Kalachakra Approximation Retreat
with Andy Wistreich

November 7th - November 23rd, 2014

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

For initiates only (English-French)

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France

Kalachakra retreat
guided by Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche

May 17 to 31, 2015 at Northern Shambhala, Italy

The retreat will be based on Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga
and there will be a Kalachakra Fire Puja at the end of retreat.

More information to follow later, see also www.northernshambhala.org

Italy

TIME FOR PEACE

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!