|July 2006: Sad news; we heard
that ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, an important
Kalachakra master of our age was diagnosed with liver cancer -
please see our special
page on Rinpoche's health.
|June 2006: Phil Lecso translated
the Paramaksarajnanasiddhi; Pundarika’s
commentary to the 127th verse of the Fifth Chapter of the Laghukalacakra
Tantra contained in his larger commentary to the Laghukalacakra
Tantra, the Vimalaprabha, from the Italian translation by Raniero
Gnoli. For registered Members only
|April 2006: Phil Lecso translated
the The Sekoddessatippani and A Description
of the Six-fold Yoga as Found in
the Laghutantratika from the Italian book “La Rivelazione
del Buddha: Vol II. Il Grande Veicolo”, Arnoldo Mondadori
Editore, Mialno, Italy 2004. These are two important commentaries
on the Sekodessa.
|February 2006: Zoran Stovilojic
translated the Long Life prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama
as a start of our new Serbian
|January 2006: Kalachakra initiation
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, quite a few of us met, and we
finally established proper contacts with the Jonangpa
|November 10, 2005: Introduction
of Lithuanian resource
pages, thank you Algirdas Kugevicius & Sigita.
|November 5, 2005: Introduced a
new semi-automated registration system on the
IKN website for access to restricted materials. We have tried
to incorporate the advice that His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave
us in June. Members will now have access to materials previously
restricted to "Practitioners" also.
|August 2005: His Holiness
the Dalai Lama has offered to give Kalachakra teachings!
Jhado Rinpoche has made the request in the name of the IKN. We
do not know where or when yet, but we will be trying to fundraise
for these teachings.
|August 5, 2005: Added four revised
short sadhanas, translated/edited by Gavin Kilty, ©2005 Northern
Shambhala Kalacakra Tantra Archive and Studies, Italy: These
practices should be done only by people who received the very
The Sadhana of Innate Kalachakra, by Penchen Lama Tenphel
The Sadhana of Vajravega, the King of Wrath, by Penchen Lama
of White Vishvamata, by Penchen Lama Tenphel Nyima
Sadhana of multi-coloured Garuda, by Mongolian monk Lhatsun
For registered Members only
|July 2005: Gavin Kilty
completed his translation for the IKN of Detri Rinpoche's Commentary
to Kalachakra Generation and Completion Stage (from Volume
1- Ka) and the full Body, Speech and Mind Sadhana
by the 5th Dalai Lama, as was recommended by Jhado Rinpoche in
Italy in 2003. This was an IKN project; many thanks to all the
generous donors who contributed to this project! For registered
|17 July 2005: Phil Lecso completed
his translation of the Sekodessa, an important
but difficult text related to Kalachakra. For registered Members
|29 June 2005: We were informed
of the formation of a new Kalachakra Practice Group
in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
|22 June 2005: Added a revised
version of the Kalachakra Tsog in Russian.
For registered Members only
|6 June 2005: Following very extensive
discussions between members of our Advisory Team regarding the
protection of Kalachakra texts on the Internet, with the kind
help of Michael Mueller, the IKN managed to have a brief interview
with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are now working
to translate his advice into modified rules for access of the
various materials available on the website.
|3 March 2005: Added Jewelled
Heart, from: dpal dus kyi 'khor lo'i sgrub thabs
bsdus pa rin po che'i snying po, by bu ston rin chen
grub. Translated by Edward Henning, February 2005. For
registered Members only
|End of Februari 2005: Revised
editions of the Polish and Russian
of the Kalachakra Tsog For registered Members
|14 February 2005: Added Buton
Rinpoche's Mind Mandala Sadhana, tranlsated into
Russian from the English (Glenn Mullin) by Alexander
Kuznetsov. For registered Members only
|10 February 2005: Due to some
misunderstandings we were forced to take the teachings of Kirti
Tsenshab Rinpoche in Russia offline (from 6th February).
Apparently, Rinpoche has not given permission to people who were
not present during the teachings, sorry.
|9 February 2005: Added Kalachakra
6 Session Guru Yoga and Kalachakra Tsog
practice in Russian thanks to Alexander Kuznetsov,
and Kalachakra Tsog in Polish, translated from
the English by Barbara Kropiwnicka. For registered Members
|6 February 2005: We added the
first Audio files to the IKN website:
in Russian, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche's teachings on Lojong
(public) and Kalachakra (Members
only) in St. Petersburg 2004. (We hope to make the English
translation available via LamRim Radio later on.)
|15 January 2005: Added revised
and partaially re-translated Chapter Three of The
Vajra Sunshiner, by Lama Mipham. Partially translated,
edited and annotated by Phillip Lecso. This text is
for registered Members on request only .
|15 January 2005: Added A
Compendium of the Trainings of Secret Mantra, by
the Abbot Phenre Depa (Panglung Rinpoche), an extensive explanation
of the tantric vows and pledges. This text is for registered
|18 December 2004: Added a new
section in the Members Area, the Kalachakra Encyclopedia,
in short, the Kalachakrapedia.
Here Members are able to contribute to the gradual build-up of
a Kalachakra knowledge base, they can edit these webpages!
|18 December 2004: A modest Russian
Resources page was added to the website.
|18 December 2004: A new page in the Members
Area was introduced which summarises some Advice
to Kalachakra Practice Groups.
|End November 2004: Ngakwang Delek Rabji Rinpoche
gives a Special Kalachakra Empowerment and teachings
on the middle way of "Other emptiness", at Dorje
Ling Buddhist Centers in Atlanta and New York.
See their announcement
here. Contacts: Lori Kuster at 770-270-0927 or Catharine Foley
at 770- 979-0005.
|4 Nov 2004: New Book available: 'Kalacakratantra:
The Chapter On The Individual Together With The Vimalaprabha'.
by Vesna A. Wallace, Robert A.F. Thurman, Thomas F. Yarnall.
It contains the translation of the Second Chapter of the Kalachkratantra
and the Vimalaprabha.
|31 Oct 2004: A Kalachakra Practice
Group will start meeting monthly in New York
City from January onwards; do have a look at their
|31 Oct 2004: Available on other websites:
Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche's teachings on 'The
Tantric Grounds and Paths based on Kalachakra' can now
be heard on FPMT Radio .
These are his teachings of September 2004 at Land of Medicine
In comparison, Rinpoche's teachings on the Tantric Grounds
and Paths according to Guhyasamaya is available on Lamrim
Rinpoche's Kalachakra Jenang at Orlando 2004
can be seen at Lamrim TV. It
must be realised though, that this is still an experimental site
at the moment - a first trial of Roy Harvey from Lamrim Radio
to do online video.
|14 Oct 2004: 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 15-17,2002.
Made available with the kind permission of Shedrup
Ling. They also have the audio and video tapes of the entire
event for sale.
|14 Oct 2004: Kalachakra
Initiation for World Peace Graz 2002, Kalachakra Initiation
October 19-21, 2002, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Made
available with the kind permission of Shedrup
Ling. They also have the audio and video tapes of the entire
event for sale. This text is available for registered Members
|1 Oct 2004: Teachings
on Kalachakra Guru Yoga, by Ven. Kyabje Serkong Rinpoche,
Deer Park July 1982. Translated by Alexander Berzin, transcript
Phillip Lecso. Through generous donations, this work could be
sponsored by the IKN. This text is available for registered
|1 Oct 2004: Integrating
With the Sublime Teacher Kalachakra, An Excellent Vase of Demon-defying
Nectars of Devoid-form, by Panchen Lama III, dPal-ldan
Ye-shes, Translated by Alexander Berzin. This version contains
Sanskrit diacritics. Made available with the kind permission of
Note: this is NOT a 6-session Yoga, but
a Kalachakra Guru Yoga. This text is available for registered
|25 Sep 2004: In case you live anywhere near
Oklahoma City MA in the USA, you may be interested
in joining Ron Loving in starting a Kalachakra Practice
Group, his email address is [email protected]
|22 Sep 2004: (Abbreviated)
Method for Actualizing the Complete Mandala of Enlightening Body,
Speech and Mind of an All-Around Perfect Kalacakra: A Source for
the Demon-defying Nectars of Actual Attainments,
by Panchen Lama III, dPal-ldan ye-shes. Translation Alexander
Berzin. Note: the diacritics are made by Phil Lecso in the
Times CSX+ font, which you can download
as a Zip file. Made available with the kind permission
This text is available for registered Members only.
|20 Sep 2004: Some people are trying to organise
a Kalachakra Practice Group in Boston MA, USA;
if you are interested, the contact person is: Linda
|18 Sep 2004: A
Commentary on the Namasamgiti, by His Holiness, the
XIVth Dalai Lama, translated by Geshe Lhagdor, Dharamsala, India
1988. Transcript by Phil Lecso. This text is available for
registered Members only.
|13 Sep 2004: An edited PDF version of Illuminating
the Essence, a long Kalachakra Sadhana by Mipham. Philip
Lecso did further editing and added Sanskrit diacrtitics. Note:
this is still a work in progress and by no means a finally edited
and checked version. This text is available for registered Members
|13 Sep 2004: A Collection
of Kalachakra sadhanas translated by Alex Berzin
is now available formatted into one PDF document by Boris Unterer.
Work is under way to include the proper diacritics for the Sanskrit
mantras and syllables. This text is available for registered
|In order to improve communications, we now
also have an Online Chatroom
on this website.
|Gavin Kilty's translation "Ornament
of Stainless Light" is now available - a magnificent
book! Also, with your donations, we could request him to begin
translation on Detri Rinpoche's Kalchakra Commentary.
|As a gift for Saka Dawa 2004, you can now
download our special Kalachakra
Screensaver for free! It is suitable for Windows only.
After the Kalachakra Initiation by His
Holiness the Dalai Lama in Toronto, May 2004, several new Kalachakra
Practice Groups are emerging in the USA and Canada:
In Oakville, near Toronto
a Kalachakra Six-Session Yoga practice goup meeting once a month
starting June 9th at 7:30pm
In June it will be at 2263 Marine Dr. #1507, Oakville, phone:
905 465 1505.
Contact: Dekyi Lee Oldershaw
Centre Bouddhiste Manjushri
705 chemin Chambly, Longueuil
Every Wednesday evening from 19h30 to 21h30.
Sadhana practice followed by a discussion period.
The sadhana practice is in Tibetan with written translation
in French and English provided.
The discussion period is in French and English. Resident Gelugpa
monks are available to provide guidance.
Centre Rigpe Dorje
5145 boulevard Decarie, Montreal
The first Tuesday of every month from 19h30 to 21h30.
The sadhana practice is in French and English.
At Namgyal Monastery, Ithaca, NY
: a Kalachakra practice
group met the first time on June 5th
Contact: Joy Paulson
Somewhere in or near New York City
, to start in October
Contact: Suzette Sampierre
In Washington DC
, to start in the near future
Contact: Kirt Undercoffer
Some people are trying to organise a Kalachakra Practice
Group in Boston MA, USA
Contact: Linda Merle
|Kalachakra Mantra and Mudra,
in reference to the 6 session Guru Yoga, performed by Jhado Tulku,
available on VHS cassette from Shri
Dhanyakataka in Italy
The first IKN Translation
Project has been completed!
Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche taught on the Kalachakra Tsog Offering.
This commentary and a revised translation of the Tsog practice
is now freely available
to Members thanks to the generosity of our members.
The IKN is planning quite
a number of projects:
- Detri Rinpoche's Kalachakra commentary into English - your
donations enabled us to let Gavin Kilty start with the translation
- Fire Puja text and commentary
- Setting up a Kalachakra Archive of rare texts of all lineages
- Developing a consistent vocabulary and format for Kalachakra
- Editing existing sadhanas for consistent vocabulary and easy
- Assisting the translation of a general book from His Holiness
the Dalai Lama into Vietnamese - as an offering to him.
For more details, see our Wish
|Great pictures of the Kalachakra initiation
January 2003 in Bodhgaya on David
|11.06.2004: All long-life prayers available
in English are now also available in Polish
by Barbara Kropiwnicka.
|6.06.2004: A Detailed
Outline of the Kalachakra Empowerment (Restricted area
for Members) was added as an aid to the study of the initiation,
and possibly a guide during the initiation.
|26.05.2004: A collection of Long
Life Prayers of famous Kalachakra Masters was added to
the English Resources.
|20.4.2004: An Italian
and Dutch resource section
are introduced, and Anh Ho has translated various Six Session
Practices and Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows into Vietnamese.
Phil Lecso prepared an extensive transcript of Alex
Berzin Answering Questions with the Kalachakra Practice Group
London, 10 January 1999
(Restricted area for Members). We moved to a new web host, so
a few things may appear slightly different. We now have much needed
extra storage space and more possibilities for future services
like audio downloads and interactive services like on-line chat.
Guide to the Namasamgiti, With Reference to the Vimalaprabha,
edited and tabulated by Phillip Lecso