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CONTENTS

Public Texts on Kalachakra

General Introductions on Kalachakra
General Articles on Kalachakra
Long Life Prayers of Kalachakra Masters
Other Public Texts
Initiation

Materials from Other Sources

CDs & Videos
Online Audio & Video

PUBLIC TEXTS ON KALACHAKRA

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GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS TO KALACHAKRA

       
Explanation of the Kalachakra Initiation, by Alexander Berzin, Maasbommel, Netherlands 1985. This text is a great introduction to Kalachakra.

Mipham's commentary on the Shambhala sections of the Kalachakra Tantra
Extensive text from the Tibetan Buddhist Text download Site; translator unknown.

 

Introduction to Kalachakra, by Jhado Rinpoche, Bodhgaya 2002

 

Questions and Answers to the Kalachakra Initiation, by Jhado Rinpoche, Bodhgaya 2002

 

The Kalachakra Mantra, by Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche: Graz, Austria, September 1999. Translator: Peter Roberts, transkript: Michaela Puntigam. © 2001 Edition She Drup Ling Graz

Understanding Kalachakra empowerment and lineage by Khentrul Jamphal Lodro Rinpoche
     
         
GENERAL ARTICLES ON KALACHAKRA
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The nineteen samayas of the six Buddha groups according to Kalachakra
By venerable Lati Rinpoche at the Institut Vajra Yogini, France in July, 1996.

     

The nineteen uncommon samayas of the six Buddha groups according to Kalacakra, excerpt from Kalachakra, Rite of Initiation

     

Six-Session Guru Yogas and the pledges to the five Buddha groups

     

On Kalacakra Sadhana and Social Responsibility, by David Reigle

     

Why the International Kalacakra Network is important to me, By Andy Wistreich

     

The Dalai Lama's Time Machine - A Kalachakra Diary (personal diary of the Kalachakra initiation Graz, 2002), by Christopher Gilchrist and Mary Finnigan

     

Some Interesting Views on Kalachakra, a collection by various scholars

     

How can we make our Kalachakra practice relate to the modern world? By Beth Gilmoor

     

Notes from the void, by Roy Sutherwod

     

Trans – Sectarianism, by Andy Wistreich

     

Short Solitary Retreat, by Andy Wistreich

     

Buddhism and Armed Conflict: Kalacakra, War & Peace, past and present, by Roy Sutherwood

     

War and Peace, a collection by various teachers

     
new Why is the Bodiless (ananga) Gnostic Body (jnana-kaya) Considered a Body?
By Vesna A. Wallace
     
new The body as a text and the text as the body: a view from the Kalacakratrantra’s perspective
By Vesna A. Wallace
     
New!  The Kalacakra Tantra on the Sadhana and Mandala: A Review Article by David Reigle.
A review of The Kalacakra Tantra: The Chapter on Sadhana, Together with the Vimalaprabha Commentary, Introduced and Annotated by Vesna A. Wallace. (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences Series, Tengyur Translation Initiative). New York, The American Institute of Buddhist Studies, Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies, and Tibet House US, 2010.
     
         
LONG LIFE PRAYERS OF KALACHAKRA MASTERS
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 
     

His Holiness Khalka Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche

 

His Holiness Sakya Trizin

 

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

 

Venerable Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche

 

Chogyen Trichen Rinpoche -see his dedicated website

       

His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa

 
         
OTHER PUBLIC TEXTS
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The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas - Preliminary Teachings to the Kalachakra Initiation,
Santa Monica, California, July 1989 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Translator: Jeffrey Hopkins, transcript by Phillip Lecso.

 

The Bodhicaryavatara - Preliminary Teachings to the Kalachakra Initiation
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New York City, November 1991. Translated by Thupten Jinpa, transcript by Phillip Lecso.

 

Preliminary Teachings Prior to the Kalachakra Initiation
by H.H. the Dalai Lama, Barcelona, December 11-14, 1994. Translated by Thupten Jinpa, transcript by Phillip Lecso.

 

Chapter Eight of the Bodhicaryavatara on Meditation - Preliminary Teachings to the Kalachakra Initiation
by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, August 20 - 23, 1999, transcript by Phillip Lecso.

 

Preliminary Teachings to the Kalachakra Initiation on: The Middle Stages of Meditation (by Acharya Kamalashila), The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas (by Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo) and The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (by Lama Atisha Dipamkarashrijnana), by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Graz, Austria October 15,2002. Made available with the kind permission of Shedrup Ling. They also have the audio and video tapes of the entire event for sale.

Preliminary Teachings to the Kalachakra Initiation on: The Middle Stages of Meditation (by Acharya Kamalashila), The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas (by Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo) and The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (by Lama Atisha Dipamkarashrijnana), by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Graz, Austria October 16,2002. Made available with the kind permission of Shedrup Ling. They also have the audio and video tapes of the entire event for sale.

Preliminary Teachings to the Kalachakra Initiation on: The Middle Stages of Meditation (by Acharya Kamalashila), The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas (by Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo) and The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (by Lama Atisha Dipamkarashrijnana), by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Graz, Austria October 17,2002. Made available with the kind permission of Shedrup Ling. They also have the audio and video tapes of the entire event for sale.

 

       

A Commentary on "A Lamp for the Path", His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, translated by Thubten Jinpa, transcript Phillip Lecso, Melbourne, Australia May 19-22, 2002

 

The Sphere of Wisdom
By venerable Geshe Namgyal Wangchen at Manjushri London Centre, May 3rd, 1985

     

Buddha Nature, by venerable Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Toronto, August 8, 1990 Translated by Ken McLeod, transcript by Phillip Lecso.

 

 

       

Manjushri Namasamghiti, translated by Ronald M. Davidson. A text closely related to Kalachakra

 

Study Guide to the Namasamgiti, With Reference to the Vimalaprabha, edited and tabulated by Phillip Lecso

 
         

ABOUT THE INITIATION

       

Questions and Answers to the Kalachakra Initiation, by Jhado Rinpoche, Bodhgaya 2002

 

Detailed Outline of the Kalachakra Empowerment, study document: compilation of texts by Alex Berzin and Jeffrey Hopkins made by James Postell & Rudy Harderwijk, Saka Dawa 2004

         

RESTRICTED MATERIALS FOR MEMBERS

For people who took the Kalachakra initiation and register with us,
we have an extensive collection of practice materials.

 

KALACHAKRA MATERIALS FROM OTHER SOURCES

See also the page on Kalachakra Books for available publications and the weblinks page for other websites.

Alex Berzin's BerzinArchives.com website contains a great collection of Kalachakra texts and commentaries as well as many other teachings.

List of publications by John Newman on Kalachakra in .pdf-format (you will  need Acrobat Reader).

List of Kalachakra-related publications by Giacomella Orofino.

 

CDs & Videos for Sale

CD-Rom: 'Buddhist Basics and Kalachakra Animated' (contains unique virtual images of the Kalachakra mandala, main deity with consort and the Shaktis, including an animation of the Kalachakra 6-session Guru Yoga), available via Snow Lion or Kalachakra Graz/Shedrup Ling

Video (VHS): Buddhist Basics and Kalachakra Animations (collection from most animations of the CDRom), available via Kalachakra Graz/Shedrup Ling

Video (VHS): Kalachakra Mantra and Mudra, referring to the Kalachakra 6-Session Guru Yoga, performed by Jhado Tulku, available on VHS cassette from Shri Dhanyakataka in Italy

CD: Kalachakra Chant, by Monks of Palyul Nyingma Tradition. 27 min. Available via Snow Lion.

CD-Rom: Kalachakra: The Tantric Buddhist Ritual Given by H.H. the Dalai Lama, photostory by Bojan Brecelj, text by Maja Megla of the Kalachakrakra initiation in Spiti, 2000. Available via Snow Lion

Audio and videorecordings of all teachings of the Kalachakra Graz event in English and German can be ordered at Shedrup Ling Center:
- Public talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1.5 hrs)
- Pre-initiation teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, mainly based on the 'Stages of Meditation' by Kamalashila
- Introductions to Bon, Nyingma, Sakya, Kargyu and Gelug by prominent lamas
- Introduction to Kalachakra by Jhado Rinpoche
- Kalachakra Initiation (3 days) by His Holiness the Dalai Lam
- White Tara Initiation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Online Audio & Video

Audio teachings in Real Media format available at the website of Jonang.org:
Introduction to Jonangpa and Kalachakra practice part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4:

Extensive online streaming videos by the Austrian Television on the Kalachakra Initiation in Graz by his Holiness the Dalai Lama (2002).

Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche's teachings on the Kalachakra Grounds and Paths (September 2004 at Land of Medicine Buddha USA) can now be heard on FPMT Radio, and seen on LamRim.tv!