Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation


Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Jeffrey Hopkins

Wisdom
Publications


2 edition, (October 1999)

Paperback / 512 pages

Contents

Preface

Technical Note

INTRODUCTION BY JEFFREY HOPKINS

1. Altruistic Purification

2. Deity Yoga: The Special Tantric Technique

3. Motivation: The Thirty-Seven Practices

4. Emptiness Yoga

5. History of the Kalachakra Tantra

6. Initiations and Mandalas

7. Procedure of the Enhancement

8. Procedure of the Initiations

9. The Texts

10. The Author of the Mandala Rite

11. The Author of the Commentary

THE DALAI LAMA’S COMMENTARY ON

THE KALACHAKRA INITIATION RITE:

STAGE OF GENERATION

Part One: Enhancing the Students

Background

1. Motivation and Internal Initiation

2. Supplication and Faith

3. Vows and Blessing

4. Tooth-Stick, Water, Kusha Grass, and Thread

5. Six Lineages and Vajrasattva

6. Enthusiasm and Dreams

Part Two: Entry into the Mandala

1. Structure

2. Outside the Curtain

3. Seeing the Mandala

Part Three: The Initiations

Orientation

1. Water Initiation

2. Crown Initiation

3. Silk Ribbon Initiation

4. Vajra and Bell Initiation

5. Conduct Initiation

6. Name Initiation

7. Permission Initiation and Appendages

Part Four: Conclusion

1. Understanding the Time of Attainment

2. Advice to Abandon the Root Infractions

3. Prayer-Wishes

4. Daily Practice

RITES FOR DAILY PRACTICE:

THREE VERSIONS OF THE SIX SESSION YOGA

Introduction

1. Guru Yoga of Kalachakra in Connection with the Six
Sessions in Completely Facilitating Form


2. Six Session Yoga

3. Abbreviated Six Session Yoga

APPENDIX

1. Mantras in the Kalachakra Initiation, Stage of Generation

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Sutras and Tantras

2. Sanskrit and Tibetan Works

3. Other Works


NOTES

1. Notes to the Introduction

2. Notes to the Commentary

INDEX





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