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. 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.
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
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
by Namgyal monks from India and Ithaca
September 1-14, 2014 in Ithaca, New York US
Location: Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ithaca, NY
Kalachakra initiation and teachings
by Khentrul Rinpoche
4th - 5th October : Introduction and preparation for the Kalachakra Initiation; foundation teachings and actual Kalachakra empowerment.
6th - 12th October : Kalachakra Ngondro / Preliminary retreat and teachings.
at Menla Ling Center near Paris – France
Khentrul Rinpoche will teach in English and will be translated into French, Spanish and other foreign languages upon request.
This program has been devised for students who have received the initiation and wish to start from the specific Kalachakra Preliminaries (Ngondros in Tibetan).
For more information, see this announcement page or contact : [email protected].
See also: www.rimebuddhism.com and www.menlaling.org
Commentaries on the Guru Yoga of Kalacakra by Taranatha
The Essence of Other Emptiness by Taranatha
by Khentrul Rinpoche
October 15-21, 2014
Location: Northern Shambhala, Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 23,
62026 San Ginesio (Mc) Italy
Khentrul Rinpoche will teach in English
Click for more information on the retreat
tel. 0039 340 9897757, www.northernshambhala.org
Kalachakra Approximation Retreat
with Andy Wistreich
November 7th - November 23rd, 2014
Location: Kalachakra retreat center in Saint Cosme en Vairais (near Paris, France)
For initiates only (English-French)
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
and there will be a Kalachakra Fire Puja at the end of retreat.
More information to follow later, see also www.northernshambhala.org
TIME FOR PEACE
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
- 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