Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation by Dalai Lama

By Dalai Lama

Linked to the advertising of worldwide peace, the Kalachakra - or "Wheel of Time" - tantra is likely one of the such a lot designated and encompassing structures of idea and perform inside of Tibetan Buddhism. This e-book encompasses a whole translation of the Kalachakra initiation ritual because it used to be conferred by means of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington DC in July 2011, with his remark and a complete creation via Professor Jeffrey Hopkins that explores the Kalachakra's wealthy symbolism, which means, and background. The publication additionally contains the Six-Session Yoga.

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