KALACHAKRA AND OTHER SIX-SESSION YOGA TEXTS by Alexander Berzin
"Six-session yoga practices are a common commitment of highest yoga tantra initiations. The Dalai Lama endorsed these four six-session yoga practices given with the Kalachakra initiation. They are: An Extremely Abbreviated Six-Session Yoga, An Abbreviated Six-Session Yoga, An Extensive Six-Session Yoga, and the Kalachakra Guru Yoga in Conjunction with Six-Session Practice."--Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal
THE PRACTICE OF KALACHAKRA by Glenn Mullin, foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama
"This detailed study of the Kalachakra Tantra discusses the tantric path to enlightenment. Mullin outlines the four classes of tantra, compares the Kalachakra generation and completion stage yogas to mainstream tantras, and details the unique Kalachakra methods for enlightenment in this lifetime. Translations of seven essential texts on the practice of Kalachakra, including a sadhana selected by the Dalai Lama round out this excellent book."--Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal
TAKING THE KALACHAKRA INITIATION by Alexander Berzin
Kalachakra tantra practice overcomes the limitations of historical, astrological and biological cycles, to achieve Buddhahood. Since 1970, many great Tibetan masters have given the initiation to large numbers of people. Taking the Kalachakra Initiation expands oral teachings Alex Berzin gave during several Kalachakra initiations to deepen participants' experience before and after the initiation. He explains the tantric theory, vows, commitments, how to visualize, and the thoughts and feelings participants need to generate at each step of the empowerment. It presents the variations in the Kalachakra initiation for the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, and relates Kalachakra teachings to karma, astrology, Tibetan medicine, the fabled land of Shambhala, and world peace.
THE WHEEL OF TIME SAND MANDALA: Visual Scripture of Tibetan Buddhism by Barry Bryant, in cooperation with Namgyal Monastery
A stunning visual introduction to the artistic and spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism.
According to the monks who create it, the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, also known as the Wheel of Time, imparts peace and healing to all beings and to the planet. Remarkable not only for its stunning beauty but also for the intricate process of its construction--a delicate sifting of colored sands into elaborate patterns and symbols rich in meaning--the mandala serves as a visual scripture and vital key to understanding the essential teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. This lavishly illustrated volume captures each stage of the mandala's construction, the serene joy and painstaking discipline of the monks, and the fascinating history behind its symbolism.
THE WHEEL OF TIME: The Kalachakra in Context by Geshe Lhundub Sopa, Roger Jackson, John Newman, foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama
The Kalachakra interweaves yoga, astrology, physiology, and mythology into a meditational system embracing the entire universe. Information on Kalachakra has been sparse--The Wheel of Time discusses the Buddhist background, history, initiation rites, generation stage sadhana and completion stage practices.
BUDDHIST BASICS & KALACHAKRA ANIMATED: An Interactive Multimedia CD Rom by She Drup Ling
Features a detailed 3-dimensional model of the Kalachakra mandala palace and its main deities. The CD offers a practical guide for the Kalachakra initiation by providing the user with a visual aid to the complex initiation process as well as an explanation of the Inner, Outer and Alternative Kalachakra, and for those who have had the initiation, an animated sadhana.
THE INNER KALACHAKRA TANTRA: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual by Vesna A. Wallace
The Kalachakratantra's five chapters are classified into three categories: Outer, Inner, and Other Kalachakra. The present work concentrates on the Inner, which deals with the nature of the human being. Wallace discusses this topic and its relationship to the larger concepts of the Kalachakratantra's theory and practice. For example, the view of the individual is shown to be inseparable from its view of the universe. The understanding of the person becomes clear only when examined in the light of the tantric yoga practices described in the Other Kalachakra section. Among the topics explored are: the Tantras's integration of different Indian Buddhist and non-Buddhist religious ideas; the parallels between the Buddhist gnosticism and that of the Judeo-Christian tradition; the birth and death of the individual's transmigratory mind and body; the Kalachakra's unique theory of karma and its approach to the nature of mental afflictions--their causes and their relation to karma.
KALACHAKRA by Monks of Namgyal Monastery, ed. by Laura Harrington
A complete guide to the world of Kalachakra--hundreds of deities, Shambhala, the history and transmission of the Tantra, the mandala, Kalachakra yoga, lineage masters and the initiation. Images from the Kalachakra Temple in Dharamsala, India, next to Namgyal Monastery. The murals contain complete and detailed depictions of the Kalachakra deities and lineage gurus and the main deities and lineage gurus of the Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara, Thirteen-Deity Yamantaka, and Vajra Kilaya Tantras.
Provides a sound explanation of Kalachakra practice containing tantric information applicable to any highest yoga tantra. Topics include: the initiations, vows and pledges, cultivating the generation and completion stages, energy centers, winds, drops, taking the three bodies as the path, and day and night yogas.