Home of Kalachakra
"With the nature of emptiness and compassion,
without birth and destruction in the three realms,
consciousness and objects of consciousness in one form,
I prostrate to the glorious bhagavan Kalachakra."
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.
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
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.
INITIATIONS, TEACHINGS &
The Kalachakra Tantra and Legends of Shambhala
A Lecture by Dr Vesna A Wallace
22nd May 2013 7.00 - 9.00pm
Location: The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 8748 9338
Kalacakra Six Session Guru Yoga Approximation Retreat and Fire Puja
with Andy Wistreich
Friday 2nd (evening)– Sunday 18th August 2013 (lunchtime)
Location: Kalachakra retreat center France (near Paris).
Approximation retreat is a traditional means of consolidating one’s practice,
and it qualifies one to undertake certain important ritual practices like the fire puja.
For initiates only
More information and registration
by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
July 27 & 28, 2013, in Minneapolis, USA
Saturday, July 27, 2:00 pm: Preliminary Part of the Empowerment
Sunday, July 28, 2:00 pm: Main Part of the Empowerment
Participants must attend both afternoons.
Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga practice.
July 28 to August 4, 2013 at Namgyal Monastery, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
This retreat is open only to those who have received the Kalachakra initiation, or initiation in any other highest yoga tantra. It will be conducted in the manner of a traditional Tibetan meditation retreat, led by Geshe Lobsang Drakpa of Namgyal Monastery India and the monks of Namgyal Monastery Ithaca.
More information and registration: P. O. Box 127, 412 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-0739 - Fax: (607) 256-5132
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
guided by Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche
May 17 to 31, 2015 at Northern Shambhala, Italy
The retreat will be based on Kalacakra Six Session Guru Yoga
and there will be a Kalacakra Fire Puja at the end of retreat.
More information to follow later, see also www.northernshambhala.org
TIME FOR PEACE
receive a Kalachakra initiation and
would you like to join us in world-wide meditation?
You are invited to join us
Time: around 13:00 - 16:00 GMT
Suggested practices (available for initiates via the English
- 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