The Kalacakra Practice Group is a UK-based group of practitioners
of the Kalacakratantra. The sole membership requirement is to have received a
Kalacakra Initiation. The purpose of the group is to support practitioners by
providing opportunities for group recitation and meditation, using traditional
practice materials. The group has invited qualified teachers to give initiation
and instruction, and in various ways the group facilitates study of the Kalacakratantra.
group includes Kalacakra initiates and students of lamas from all Tibetan Buddhist
traditions. All these traditions are appreciated for their Kalacakra lineages.
In particular, however, the group is founded on the lineages held by His Holiness
the Dalai Lama and Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche. Although the origins of the group
can be traced back to a group retreat at Manjushri London Centre in 1983, the
present group was established following the Kalacakra Initiation given by Kirti
Tsenshap Rinpoche at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in 1996.
The group does not
have its own group teacher. Rather, members share knowledge and experience with
one another, based on their personal practice and study. External authorities
on Kalacakra to whom members of the group refer, include Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche
and Jhado Rinpoche. However, sources of knowledge and inspiration on Kalacakra
from all Tibetan Buddhist traditions are respected.
The group is part of
Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, which
is a centre of the FPMT. Therefore the group follows the guidelines of the FPMT
regarding visiting teachers and practice materials. In particular, the group appreciates
the general advice of Geshe Tashi, resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre.
We meet monthly at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, on Saturdays
from 14:00 to 17:00, please see the programme on the Jamyang
website for exact dates and times.
|Meeting dates in London:
|| October 24
There is also the possibility of an occasional gathering in Bristol.
Since the Amaravati Initiation, with several new members, the group
is placing more emphasis on practice of the Mind Mandala Sadhana and
the Kalacakra Tsog Puja.
Practice texts used by the group include:
The Mind Mandala Sadhana by Detri Rinpoche
The Jewelled Heart by Buton Rinpoche
Six session Guruyoga according to Kalacakra by Ling Rinpoche
The Body, Speech and Mind Mandala Sadhana by the Seventh Dalai
The Kalacakra Tsog Puja by the Seventh Dalai Lama
The Full Protection Wheel practice by the Seventh Dalai Lama
The Garuda Sadhana [made available by Jhado Rinpoche]
(All these texts are available in the Initiates
Area, via the English Resources page.)
A Yahoo group, recommended for those on email, supports communications.
To join it, you can email the moderator
stating where, when and from whom you received the Kalacakra empowerment,
and what email address you wish to be invited to.