The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context

Shambhala

The Kalachakra, or "Wheel of Time," is one of the most profound and sublime of the Buddhist tantric systems. It is an intricate interweaving of astrology, eschatology, physiology, and yoga into a meditational path system that embraces the entire material universe and leads to complete, perfect enlightenment. The Kalachakra, with its special connection to the land of Shambhala and a future golden age of Dharma, has a special appeal for people of all levels of learning and practice. Initiation into its practices traditionally have been large public events, especially when granted by the Dalai Lama. Initiation into the Kalachakra Tantra has been given with increasing frequency in recent years, but information on this complex system and practice remains sparse. The Wheel of Time attempts in part to fill the gap. The book opens with a Foreword by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Then the five articles discuss, respectively, the Buddhist background, history, initiation rites, generation stage sadhana, and completion stage practices of the Kalachakra Tantra.
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About the author

Lhundub Sopa is one of the few remaining Tibetan masters to have been trained in his homeland of Tibet prior to the Chinese occupation. He gained a reputation early on as a dedicated and brillant scholar and was chosen as one of the Dalai Lama's debate examiners during the annual Prayer Festival in 1959. Shortly thereafter, he joined the exodus of Tibetans to India, and in 1962 moved to New Jersey. In 1967, he was invited to teach in the recently formed Buddhist Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is the founder of Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, Wisconsin.

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Publisher
Shambhala
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Published on
Dec 31, 1991
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9781559397797
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Buddhism / Rituals & Practice
Religion / Buddhism / Tibetan
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