The Home of Kalachakra
"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
Attention members: The password-protected area for members is again functioning after a hack. However, in the struggle to recover, the data of a fair number of members were lost. Please register again to gain access and mention you were an approved member already. Sorry for the inconvenience.
His 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
Innate Kalachakra Jenang
Vajravega the King of Wrathful Jenang
Kalachakra 9 Deities Commentary
& June 9th Celebration of Sagadawa
with Jonang Gyaltsab Choekyi Nangpa Rinpoche
(Regent of all the Jonangpas Masters)
in collaboration with Kalachakra Jonang France group
with translation by Patricia Marè
June 7th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
Location: Kalachakra Temple in Northern Shambala, San Ginesio Italy
or email: [email protected]
2017 Summer Retreat:
Kalachakra Ritual Prayer Ceremony
Kalachakra 6 Session Guru Yoga Teaching;
Kalachakra Self Generation &
Complete Generation Teaching
with Geshe Jamyang Nyima
June 25th, 2017 - July 9th, 2017
Location: Du Khor Choe Ling - Namgyal Monastery,
Ithaca, New York, USA 14850
OPEN TO INITIATES ONLY
Kalacakra Mind Mandala Sadhana Retreat
with Andy Wistreich
October 26th, 2017 - November 2nd, 2017
Location: Land of Joy,
Greenhaugh, Hexham NE48 1PP
OPEN TO INITIATES ONLY
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
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