The Kalachakra Tantra, Rite of Initiation by Tenzin Gyatso the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins. Wisdom, , pp, ISBN Kalachakra Tantra rite of initiation for the stage of generation: a commentary on the text of Kay-drup-ge-lek-bel-sang-bo / by Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai . Kalachakra Tantra has 39 ratings and 2 reviews. Associated with the promotion of world peace, the Kalachakra – or Wheel of Time – tantra is one of the.

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Associated with the promotion of world peace, the Kalachakra – or “Wheel of Time” – tantra is one of the most detailed and encompassing systems of theory and practice within Tibetan Buddhism. This book contains a complete translation of the Kalachakra initiation ritual as it was conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington DC in Julyalong with his commentary and a comprehensive introduction by Professor Jeffrey Hopkins that explores the Kalachakra’s rich symbolism, meaning, and history.

Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation

The book also includes the Six-Session Yoga. Three Versions of the Six Session Yoga.


Other editions – View all Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation Jeffrey Hopkins Limited preview – Rite of Initiation for the Stage of Generation: He frequently describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. Born in northeastern Tibet inhe was as a toddler recognized as the incarnation of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama and brought to Tibet’s capital, Lhasa.

Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation by Dalai Lama XIV

InMao Zedong’s Communist forces made their first incursions into eastern Tibet, shortly after which the young Dalai Lama assumed the political leadership of his country. He passed his ot examinations with honors at the Great Prayer Festival in Lhasa inthe same year Chinese forces occupied the city, forcing His Holiness to escape to India. There he set up the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, working to secure the welfare of the more thanTibetan exiles and prevent the destruction of Tibetan culture.

In his capacity as a spiritual and political leader, he has traveled to more than sixty-two countries on six continents and met with presidents, popes, and leading scientists to foster dialogue and create a better world.

In recognition of his tireless work for the nonviolent liberation of Tibet, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Inhe relinquished political authority in his exile government and turned it over to democratically elected representatives.

His Holiness frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: As a superior scholar trained in the classical texts of the Nalanda tradition of Indian Buddhism, he is able to distill the central tenets of Buddhist philosophy in clear and inspiring language, his gift for pedagogy imbued initiatin his infectious joy.


Book: Kalachakra Tantra, rite of initiation, by 14th Dalai Lama & Jeffrey Hopkins

Connecting scientists with Buddhist scholars, he helps unite contemplative and modern modes of investigation, bringing ancient tools and insights to bear on the acute problems facing the contemporary world. His efforts to foster dialogue among leaders of the world’s faiths envision a future where people of different beliefs can share the planet in harmony.

Wisdom Publications is proud to be the premier publisher of the Dalai Lama’s more serious and in-depth works. From to he served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s chief interpreter into English on lecture tours in the U.

He has published more than twenty-five books, including Meditation on Emptinessa seminal work of English language scholarship on Tibetan Madhyamaka thought, as well as translations of works by Tsongkhapa, Dolpopa, and His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.