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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

Kalachakra Guru Yoga
by Venerable Thubten Wangchuk

May 1st - 3rd, 2015

Location: Centre Kalachakra, 5 passage Delessert, 75010 Paris, France

For initiates only (English and French)

More information

France

Great Kalachakra Empowerment
by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche

May 16th - 17th, 2015

Location: Centro de Convenciones del Colegio Médico del Perú. (Cuarto Piso) Av 28 de Julio 776, Miraflores, Peru

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Peru

So sorry, but the Kalachakra retreat guided by Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche

Planned for May 17 to 31, 2015 at Northern Shambhala, Italy is cancelled

Italy

Harmony in Kalachakra
with Andy Wistreich

June 17th - 21st, 2015

Location: Land of Joy, Greenhaugh Hall near Hexham, in Northumberland, UK

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United Kingdom

2015 Kalachakra Ritual Ceremony
with Namgyal Abbot

June 24th - July 7th, 2015

Location: Namgyal Monastery, Du Khor Choe Ling, 201 Tibet Drive, Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

More information

USA

Great Kalachakra Empowerment for World Peace

HE Chokyi Nangpa Rinpoche will bestow the Great Kalachakra Empowerment
from the Jonang Dro tradition

Date – July 15th - 21st, 2015

Location – CET/UnB (Centro de Excelência em Turismo - Universidade de Brasília)
Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Gleba A - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70904-970 - Brazil

Program – July 15th - 17th Preliminary Teachings

       July 18th - 21st Empowerment

Translation from Tibetan in English and Portuguese

Contact and more information – kalachakrabrazil@gmail.com

Brazil

Introduction to Kalachakra Tantra
with Andy Wistreich

July 23rd - July 30th, 2015

Location: Retreat Centre, Osel Ling, Granada Spain

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Spain

Kalachakra Mind Mandala Approximation Retreat with Fire Puja
with Andy Wistreich

August 23rd - October 16th, 2015

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

For initiates only (English and French)

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France

Vajravega Empowerment and Commentary on the Practice of Wrathful Kalachakra according to the Jonang Tradition
with His Eminence Choecki Nangpa Rinpoche

September 1st - 10th, 2015

Location: Northern Shambala, Via Papa Giovanni XXIII 23 San Ginesio, 62026 (Mc) Italy

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Italy

34th Kalachakra initiations at Bodh Gaya
with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

January 14th - 25th, 2016

Location: Bodh Gaya, india

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India
 

NOTICEBOARD


An Authentic Kalachakra Statue

Help us create a true symbol of the Kalachakra's potential for personal harmony and world peace.

Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute in Melbourne, Australia is fundraising for an authentic Kalachakra statue.
Please see this website for more information.

 

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!