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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

Introduction to the Subtle Body
According to the Kalachakra Tantra
with Andy Wistreich

February 13th - 15th, 2015

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

For initiates only (English-French)

More information

France

Kalachakra Guru Yoga
by Venerable Thubten Wangchuk

May 1st - 3rd, 2015

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

For initiates only (French only)

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France

Kalachakra Retreat
guided by Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche

May 17 to 31, 2015 at Northern Shambhala, Italy

The retreat will be based on Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga.
There will be a Kalachakra Fire Puja at the end of retreat.

More information to follow later. See also www.northernshambhala.org

Italy

Kalachakra Mind Mandala Approximation Retreat with Fire Puja
with Andy Wistriech

August 23rd - October 16th, 2015

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

For initiates only (French only)

More information

France

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

January 14th - January 25th, 2016

Location: Bodh Gaya, india

More information

France

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!