What is the Kālachakra? A Buddhism Explained Video : Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters : Force For Good with Robert A.F. Thurman Tibet House US New York City 2016
This video is an archive recording from the 2016 Force For Good: Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters led by Tibet House US President Robert AF Thurman using Vesa Wallace’s translation of “The Kalacakra Tantra – The Chapter on Sadhana, together with the Vimalaprabha Commentary” published by AIBS.
This is the first complete English translation of the second chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light (Vimalaprabha) , often accorded pride of place as the first volume of the Tibetan Tanjur. This chapter elaborates the human “individual” in terms of the cosmic human who embodies the cosmos within, showing the homology of macrocosm and microcosm, the outer and inner aspects of the person. The translation is supplemented with copious references to Tibetan commentaries, and includes the first critical edition of the Mongolian version of the second chapter.
Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters with Robert A.F. Thurman was recorded at the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Sources Class Seventeen of the Force for Good Series with Robert A.F. Thurman at Tibet House US.
“Kalachakra Yogas Sadhana and Intuition Chapters with Robert A.F. Thurman” Photo by Christopher Michael. Used with permission, All rights reserved.
‘A Force For Good’ is a Tibet House US course to further the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind & Life Institute science dialogues (Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama) & along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility).
This on-going series was inspired by Daniel Goleman’s ‘A Force For Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World‘.
To join the on-going #ForceForGood series please visit: www.tibethouse.us.
To learn more about annual Kalachakra Study and Practice Intensives with Robert A.F. Thurman held at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa, please visit: www.menla.us.
About Robert A.F. Thurman
Suggested Books & Audio by Robert A.F Thurman:
Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama (Book), Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within (Book), Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book), Inner Revolution (Book), Circling the Sacred Mountain : A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas (Book), Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between (Book) The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Central Philosophy of Tibet (Book), The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture (Book), Life & Teachings of Tsong Khapa (Book), Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World (Book) & Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between: Living with the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio).