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  Kalachakra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is the name of a highest level tantra and also the name of the dark blue male deity, whose golden consort is Vishvamata (Mother of the Universe.) The teaching of it, which is preparatory to the initiation, requires the construction of an intricate mandala, and to do it is an extensive undertaking.
The Kalachakra teachings eventually reached India in the tenth century, brought by two masters who, although they had tried to reach the mysterious land did not succeed.
In the 17th century, the Kalachakra made it to Inner Mongolia and Beijing, the Manchu capital of China, and on to Amdo, the northeastern province of Tibet.
www.khandro.net /TibBud_empowerment_Kalachakra.htm   (1377 words)

 The Kalachakra Mandala
In the 11th century the Kalachakra went from India to Tibet and during the 18th century the VII Dalai Lama introduced it to the Namgyal Monastery.
The Kalachakra deity resides in the centre of the mandala.
The Kalachakra sand mandala is dedicated to peace and physical balance, both for individual and for the world, thanks to the deities carefully among minute human, animal and floral forms, abstract pictographs, and the Sanskrit syllables that comprises the mandala's design.
www.tibet.com /Buddhism/kala1.html   (967 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism - Kalachakra Tantra
Kalachakra Tantra comprises the innermost essence of the 84,000 categories of the teachings of The Buddha.
There is a special connection between Kalachakra and the land of Shambhala in regard to a future golden age of Dharma.
The Kalachakra deity resides in the center of the Mandala in his palace consisting of four Mandalas, one within the other: the Mandalas of body, speech, and mind, and in the very center, wisdom and great bliss.
www.thewildrose.net /tibetan_buddhism.html   (1030 words)

 Kalachakra/All Powerful Ten/Textile Art/Needlepoint/By Jan Haag
The Kalachakra is the highest initiation in Tibetan Buddhism.
KALACHAKRA was shown as a work in progress (as seen at right in this photograph by Eva Lothar) at the first public exhibition of the needlepoints in Palm Springs in 1989/90.
One of the main aspects of the third kind of knowledge conveyed in the the KALACHAKRA is the borrowing of symbols from many cultures, from both sacred and secular traditions, using traditional meanings -- particularly in the "ribbons" -- along with purely decorative patterns.
janhaag.com /NP13Kala.html   (5750 words)

 Kalachakra Initiations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
He was absorbed in the Kalachakra samadhi, and stood in the form of the Lord of the mandala.
The Kalachakra continued to be transmitted through the succession of kalkis ("chieftains") of Shambhala, and eventually it was reintroduced into India.
In particular, the Kalachakra initiations empower the disciple to practise the yoga of the Kalachakra tantra, and, ultimately, to achieve the state of Shri Kalachakra.
www.dalailama.com /page.22.htm   (3567 words)

 The Kalachakra Initiation Explained
Large silk tapestries of the Buddha, Kalachakra, and various protector deities are hung around the thekpu, the throne, and the altar.
Those who wish to be initiated into the practice of the Kalachakra teachings take a vow to have compassion toward all living things, to work for the benefit of others, and never to reveal the secrets of the mandala.
Each student has received a red blindfold to place over his or her forehead as a symbol, since the students are not yet spiritually ready to see the sand mandala, and they now remove their blindfolds, symbolically removing the darkness of ignorance.
www.buddhanet.net /kalini.htm   (1983 words)

 The Kalachakra: Initiation by Dali Lama
The Kalachakra Initiation is considered a special blessing for all who participate and for the place in which it is given.
Kalachakra means 'Wheel of Time," which refers to the presentation of cycles of time within the Kalachakra Tantra, and is also the name of one of the Buddhist deities who represents particular aspects of the Enlightened Mind.
Traditionally the Kalachakra teachings have been a closely guarded secret with the viewing of the sand mandala as the culmination of a 12-day initiation ritual.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/OCT2002/Kalachakra.htm   (1046 words)

 Kalachakra Symbols
In the Kalachakra tantra, most elements (if not all) of the mandala refer to the universe (outer Kalachakra), the body and mind (inner Kalachakra) and the practice (initiation, generation and completion stages).
The Kalachakra deity can be represented in several forms; the most simple one is only Kalachakra with two arms and one face, others can include his consort, Vishvamata, but most commonly one can see the full aspected deity with four faces, twenty-four arms and two legs, embracing Visvamata.
In the practice of Kalachakra, one strives at visualizing the complete mandala, including its hundreds of deities in perfect detail of the size of a small drop during the Generation Stage of the practice.
www.omplace.com /omsites/Buddhism/kcsymbols.html   (1843 words)

Kalachakra is one of the most well known Tibetan Buddhist meditational deities of the “Highest Yoga Tantra”.
The Kalachakra ritual is said to have originated in the 10 th century.
Kalachakra is also known as the ‘time god' because it is associated with an eschatological vision that one day the whole world will become a Buddhist paradise called Shambhala.
www.tibetanresearch.org /Kalachakra_article.htm   (9447 words)

 Kalachakra par la Paz Mundial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many domains of knowledge are united in the Kalachakra; only the unprejudiced mind can find its way among these stratifications of all worlds.
Kalachakra then draws a picture of history, geography, and physiology that parallels this structure, so that meditation will be analogous to all of them.
The symbolism reveals itself in the world picture Kalachakra presents in the form of a mandala palace and 722 Buddha-figures dwelling within and around it.
www.internetarcano.org /kalachakra.htm   (660 words)

 The Kalachakra Mandala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Creating a two-dimensional Kalachakra mandala in colored sand of some 2 meters diameter means quite a lot of work, as all the dimensions are to be accurately in accordance with the tradition.
The mandala of Kalachakra symbolizes the entire universe (Outer Kalachakra) in terms of planets and time cycles, as well as aspects of our body and mind (Inner Kalachakra), and even the practice (Other Kalachakra) and it symbolizes the universe, or wholeness in Buddhism.
In the practice of Kalachakra, one strives at visualizing the complete mandala, including all its deities and ornaments in perfect detail within the size of a tiny drop to practice single-pointed concentration.
www.tibetanlama.com /festival/kalachakra/kalachakra_mandala.html   (214 words)

 The Kalachakra Mandala | Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
The mandala, as represented here in particles of colored sand, is the residence of the Kalachakra deity and the retinue of deities surrounding him, all of which represent the components of an individual person in purified form- a fully englightened being.
A representation of this mandala is used by a practitioner of the Kalachakra Tantra for the purpose of visualising in meditation the Kalachakra deity and his pure environment.
As part of his or her training, a practitioner develops the power of meditative concentration to be able to visualize not only every detail of the mandala, but also of thedeities present within it.
www.friendsoftibet.org /main/mandala.html   (606 words)

 Kalachakra History
Several of the prophecies in the Kalachakra tradition are already in the past, for example, king Manjushrikirti (living in the second century BCE) predicted the coming of the "barbarian Dharma" after 800 years (about 600 CE).
Now one of the very interesting things in the Kalachakra teachings is a great deal of social comment about what to do at the time of the invasion; how to prevent it and what are the causes.
Also the Kalachakra warns for what happens if the astronomy is very much in the hands of "experts" and nobody else understands it anymore: then the invaders can change the tables etc., and nobody would notice it.
kalachakranet.org /kalachakra_tantra_history.html   (1711 words)

 Kalachakra Mandala, Kalachakra Tour Package, Buddhist Pilgrimages, Kalachakra 2002, Buddhist Temples, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Kalachakra initiation is conferred by HH the Dalai Lama to promote peace and tolerance.
When the initiation is received with the motivation of freeing all sentient beings from suffering, one can "actualise realisations of the path to enlightenment within one's own mind".
The Kalachakra Initiation 2002 is of special significance because it is held at one of the most sacred Buddhist sites, Bodhgaya in the State of Bihar, India.
www.potalatours.com /kalchakra.html   (411 words)

 Kalachakra Puja ends with a Long Life Prayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the Kalachakra temple at 7 this morning, and conferred a long life empowerment to about 150 thousand devotees gathered here from across the globe to attend the Kalachakra puja, which began on 12th January.
The Kalachakra Initiation, completed yesterday, was attended by about 150 thousand devotees, of which 13,000 were monks and nuns from monasteries.
The public viewing of the Kalachakra Mandala began this afternoon and it is still going on.
www.tibet.ca /wtnarchive/2003/1/20_4.html   (584 words)

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The Kalachakra Initiation is considered a special blessing for all who participate and for the environment in which it is given.
Kalachakra means 'Wheel of Time" which refers to the presentation of cycles of time within the Kalachakra Tantra, and is also the name of one of the Buddhist deities which represents particular aspects of the Enlightened Mind.
Traditionally the Kalachakra teachings have been a closely guarded secret with the viewing of the sand mandala as the culmination of a twelve day initiation ritual.
www.omplace.com /articles/Kalachakra.html   (1052 words)

 Buddhist Channel | News - Asia | Kalachakra sand mandala immersed
GUNTUR, India -- The two-week-long Kalachakra empowerment rituals ended on Tuesday with the immersion of sand mandal in the river Krishna by Buddhist monks at Amaravati.
The Dalai Lama’s official representative Jode Rinpoche stood before the mandal and conducted prayer before dismantling the Kalachakra mandal by drawing a small line with a special instrument.
Tibetans who were waiting outside for the moment, obtained the soil from Kalachakra mandal and wrapped them in papers and plastic covers brought by them.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=1,2211,0,0,1,0   (141 words)

 August Kalachakra Initiation with the Dalai Lama
When the techniques of highest yoga tantra are applied on the foundations of the three higher training, the Bodhisattvas compassionate aspiration to highest enlightenment, and the practice of the six perfections, they have the ability to induce enlightenment within this one short lifetime.
The mandala is part of the Kalachakra Rite of Initiation, a secret teaching of wisdom and compassion first taught by Buddha in 600 BC.
The Kalachakra Rite, and in particular, the creation of the sand mandala, is said to affect world peace."
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/buddhism/17705/4   (448 words)

And when we talk about the inner Wheel of Time, focusing primarily on the movement of the winds as we breathe in and out, because the wind (prana) is regarded as the mount of the mind, the changes emphasized here – the purification mainly being talked about – involve the transformation of the mind.
Although the Kalachakra is similar to other tantric practices in that all deity practices involve the purification of these three doors of body, speech, and mind, what is special about Kalachakra is that it is far more intricate and detailed than you would ever imagine knowing the other tantras.
According to the Kalachakra, there are a certain number of breaths that make up one day and night, and then a number of such days in a week, in a month, and in a year.
www.mandalamagazine.org /2004/december/kalachakra.asp   (450 words)

 Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word for "the wheel of time". It is based on the presentation of cycles of time ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word for "the wheel of time".
It is based on the presentation of cycles of time within the Kalachakra Tantra - spiritual practice.
The Kalachakra Sand Mandala painted by monks from the Namgyal Monastery taken from : "
www.potalatours.com /big_kalchakra.html   (59 words)

 Kalachakra at Amravati in 2006 - www.phayul.com
The small town in southeastern India is holy for the Buddhists as it was the place where Lord Buddha gave the first Kalachakra root tantra on the request of King Dawa Sangpo (Suchandra).
This Kalachakra will be sponsored by Busshokai Foundation and will be organised by the Norbulingka institute.
This Kalachakra is the 30th and it significantly coincides with the 2550th anniversary of the passing way of Lord Buddha.
phayul.com /news/article.aspx?id=9403&article=Kalachakra+at+...+in+2006   (328 words)

 The Kalachakra in India: Dalai Lama tells Tibetans from Tibet they are key to future - www.phayul.com
The Kalachakra ('Wheel of Time') ceremony in Amravati holds a special significance as the Indian holy town is believed to be the place where the historic Buddha Shakyamuni gave the Kalachakra initiations.
The Dalai Lama said that it was important that the Kalachakra teachings were also translated into the Amdo and Kham dialects, which are different to those of central Tibet (U-Tsang, now located in the present-day Tibet Autonomous Region).
He said the Tibetan issue has remained alive because of the steadfastness with which the Tibetans in Tibet have remained so far, and that it was important for them to be unwavering in their dedication while striving for their rights.
phayul.com /news/article.aspx?id=11605&...&t=1&c=1   (808 words)

 International Kalachakra Network - home
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.
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 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.
www.kalachakranet.org   (842 words)

 Amazon.com: The Practice of Kalachakra: Books: Glenn H. Mullin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For those who are preparing to take, or have taken, the Kalachakra initiation, this is a very valuable book and resource.
This excellent collection of practices and commentaries on the Kalachakra tantra is, even more than 10 years after publication, still unique.
The translations are preceded by a thorough introduction to the Kalachakra tantra and the Tibetan tradition it was preserved in.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0937938955?v=glance   (845 words)

 Kalachakra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
According to the Ra tradition, the Kalachakra and related commentaries famed as the Bodhisattva Corpus appeared in India during the simultaneous reigns of three kings.
For the empowerments to be properly given and received it is necessary that both the guru and the disciple have certain qualifications.
In particular, the Kalachakra empowerments empower the disciple to practise the yoga of the Kalachakra tantra, and, ultimately, to achieve the state of Shri Kalachakra.
www.kalachakra06.com /kalacha/history.htm   (3490 words)

 Kalachakra History
At the request of King Suchandra of Shambala (the first king of Shambala of any importance), Shakyamuni Buddha took on the form of the Kalachakra deity with the consort Vishvamata, and gave these highest of teachings to a great assembly of sages and gods in southern India, at the Stupa of Dhanyakataka.
King Suchandra, who is said to be a manifestation of Vajrapani (a Buddha-form who represents the power of all the Buddhas) came from his home north of Kashmir to receive the teachings, accompanied by 96 generals and chieftains of the 96 minor kingdoms within Shambala.
At the successful conclusion of this retreat, he received a true vision of Kalachakra who, laying his hand on his head, prophesied that he would be like another King Suchandra for the propagation of these teachings.
members.fortunecity.com /kalachakra1/kchistory.html   (2432 words)

 The Jangchub Chorten and Kalachakra Stupa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Kalachakra Stupa with the Jangchub Chorten in the background.
The Kalachakra for World Peace Stupa has been constructed to commemorate the Kalachakra Ceremonies.
The construction of the Kalachakra Stupa consisted of five stages.
www.tibetancc.com /1_mainpages/stupas.html   (1666 words)

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