Here are the links to posts, research and translations on Kālacakra.

Texts and Translations

Research posts


New Translation: Supplication to the Kālacakra Lineage by Jetsun Tāranātha

The ‘vajra descent’ and ‘authentic completion stage’: the 8th Karmapa and Tāranātha on the meaning of ‘vajra’ and ‘non-conceptual primordial awareness’

Ultimate ‘ecstatic union’ the meaning and role of ‘erotic bliss’ in tantra and Kālacakra

Machig Jobum: Female mahasiddha and lineage holder of Dro Kālacakra

A Hundred Blazing Lights: Tāranātha on the meaning of ‘profound’ and ‘exceptional devotion’; in the ‘profound path of vajra-yogas

Love is the water of compassion’ Tāranātha on the four immeasurables in A Hundred Blazing Lights

The meaning of ‘innate’ (lhan skyes) in generation stage Kālacakra

The Seventeen Lineages of the Kālacakra Six Vajra-Yogas

Colour and scale images of the Kālacakra Worldly Cosmos according to Jetsun Tāranātha and Bamda Gelek Gyatso

Visiting Vikramashila-Bihar, Nepal: the forgotten and neglected Kālacakra pilgrimage site of Kālacakra lineage holder and Indian master, Vibhūticandra

Vanaratna, the Six Yogas of Kālacakra and the Śāntapurī Vihāra, Swayambhūnath

A memoriam and tribute to Kālacakra scholar, translator and calendar expert: Edward Henning (1949-2016)

Kālacakra as the ‘ultimate pinnacle’ of all the tantras: Jetsun Tāranātha and 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje

HH the 14th Dalai Lama on the Jonang Kalacakra Six Yogas and Shentong’ English translation

Letter of thanks from the Office of HH Dalai Lama regarding translation of his Shentong and Jonang teachings


Sakya and Kālacakra: the Galo, Śākyaśrī and Vajrayogini lineages and contemporary master, Chogye Rinpoche


The Nyingma Lineage and Kālacakra

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Tāranātha and Nyingma lineage texts on Kālacakra

Karma Kagyu

The Karmapas and Kālacakra

The ‘nature’ and ‘meaning’ of mantra, tantra and the ten-syllables in Kālacakra by Jamgon Kongtrul

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899) and Kālacakra, PLUS new english language translation of Kongtrul’s ‘Innate Kālacakra’ text

Kālacakra and the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul: record of an empowerment and teaching

HE 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche: ‘Liberating All by Knowing One’ and Kalacakra

Murder plots, omens, black magic and Kālacakra: Tantric hero Jamgon Kongtrul’s dangerous first trip to Jonang monastery

Part I: The Dagpo Kagyu lineage holders of Dro/Jonang Kālacakra

Part Two: Kagyu masters of the Jamgon Kongtrul lineage of Dro/Jonang Kālacakra

The Karma Kagyu and Kālacakra: ‘forgotten lineages and texts’: Tsami and Rechungpa

Karma Kagyu Kālacakra Masters and the Bokar Rinpoche Kālacakra Stupa

Dalai Lama/Gelugpa

KĀLACAKRA AND THE DALAI LAMAS/GELUGPA. The 20th Century beginning of tantric mass empowerments, in Tibet;9th Panchen Lama and Chinese communist roots of the first mass public empowerments of Kālacakra, the 14th Dalai Lama/Gelugpa takeover of Kālacakra, inappropriate timing of empowerment and suppression of other lineages and texts