Ashoka Translation Grant Award by Khyentse Foundation for Innate Kalacakra Project

Am happy to share the news that the Khyentse Foundation have awarded an Ashoka Translation Grant for my forthcoming Innate Kalacakra project. It was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise as the application round is very competitive for such grants.

The first year of the project will focus on translating and publishing, the sections of the three main Jonang texts that teach the Innate Kalacakra (that are used in the Jonang and Karma Kagyu traditions for Kalacakra retreats). Accompanied with translations of sadhanas by Taranatha and Jamgon Kongtrul Thaye and a short introductory history and background to the Innate Kalacakra. I will also try and include translations of sections on the practise by Karma Kagyu and Nyingma masters.

As I have written about before here, the Nyingma and Khyentse lineage, particularly with the master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (see photo below) have a very strong historical connection to Kalacakra and the Jonang master, Taranatha.

Many thanks to HE Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and the Khyentse Foundation for their recognition of this proposed work and aims. May it be of benefit!

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