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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

Kalachakra Ritual Prayer Ceremony and Six Session Guru Yoga, Self Generation, Complete Generation and Practice Retreat
with Geshe Drakpa Gelek

July 10th - July 23rd, 2016

Location: Du Khor Choe Ling, Namgyal Monastery, Ithaca, NY

More information
or email: [email protected]


Kalachakra Guru Yoga Approximation Retreat
with Andy Wistreich

July 22nd - August 7th, 2016

Location: Kalachakra Retreat Center, Les Hautes Grouas 72110 St Cosme en Vairais (near Paris, France).

For initiates only (English and French)

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Kalachakra Empowerment and Preliminary Practice Instructions
with Ven. Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche

Friday September 9 – Sunday September 18, 2016

at Kalachakra Kalapa Center, Garanas, Austria

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Seven year course on Kālacakra and the Six Yogas
by Choki Nangwa Rinpoche

October 10th - October 21st, 2016

Location: Kālacakra Meditation Institute Dharamsala, India.

Teaching in Tibetan and English

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Pilgrimage to 2017 Kalachakra Initiation by
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
with Venerables Tenzin Choesang & Lobsang Choegyal

December 29th, 2016 - January 21st, 2016

Location: Meet at Airport, Delhi, India

More information
or email: [email protected]


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

January 3rd - 14th, 2017

Location: Bodh Gaya, india

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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.



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!