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Kalachakra resources

The following list of links is offered in the hope that what happens at Kalachakra does not stay at Kalachakra! The last two items are especially intended for those who have taken the Kalachakra Empowerment and who live in or near the Washington, DC area.

1. Kalachakra Preliminary Teachings at His Holiness’ official website.

2. How to recite the Kalachakra Mantra, by one of the world’s leading experts: Ven. Kensur Jhado Rinpoche. (That link goes directly to the part in this youtube video when Rinpoche recites the mantra very slowly and clearly.)

The syllable "ham" in the Kalachakra mantra.

3. A very nice animated , clickable visual (Flash requited) guide and explanation of the Kalachakra mantra here at kalachakra.net.

4. Alexander Berzin’s Kalachakra and Other Six Session Yoga Texts (this handy little book sold out quickly at Kalachakra 2011).

5. Commentary on the Thirty Seven Practices of the Bodhisattva by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (The 37 Practices are a major reference point for the teachings than HHDL gives in connection with Kalachakra.)

6. Three Key Chapters of Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Stanzas on the Middle Way. (Since this one weighs in at $42, for or now I’m putting it on my “wish list”.)

7. ZONGCHOE KALACHAKRA TRADITIONAL INCENSE (Who knew there was Kalachakra incense? I didn’t!)

8. There are some really incredible pics from Kalachakra 2011 at the “Torma Film Blog” herehere , here, and here.

9. “Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga Practice” July 30th, 2:30-3:30 pm offered at the Guhyasamaja Center in Reston, VA.
Description: “This will be a chance for those who’ve taken the Kalachakra Initiation to do the practice of the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga (which was composed by H.H. the Dalai Lama) together. The practice session will include some guided meditations on essential points in the practice, a discussion of the benefits of the practice, and a chance for questions.”
For more information see the Guhyasamaja Center website.

10. “The Union of Great Bliss and Emptiness” Retreat with Ven. Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche, November 7-13
Description: “Rinpoche will teach on how to actually engage in the practices of the generation stage and the completion stage of the Highest Yoga Tantra, group practice sessions, guided meditations, and opportunities for questions.”
For more information see the Guhyasamaja Center website.

2 responses to “Kalachakra resources

  1. Pingback: Mysteria Misc. Maxima: July 29, 2011 « Invocatio

  2. paosirdjhutmosu July 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I wasn’t sure where to comment, so I’ll comment here, though it’s unrelated to Kalachakra:

    Welcome to WordPress! 😀

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