Kalachakra FAQ


What does Kalachakra mean?
What are the unique characteristics of Kalachakra?
What makes Kalachakra specifically suited for our time?


What is Shambhala?
What is the relationship between Shambhala and Kalachakra?
How can we interpret the prophecies of war in the Kalachakra Tantra?

Global Peace and Harmony

How does the Kalachakra system promote global peace and harmony?
What role does the Kalachakra empowerment play in this process?
How does Shambhala relate to this global peace and harmony?


What importance does the Kalachakra empowerment have for practitioners of the Kalachakra System?
Can I practice the Six Vajra Yogas if I have received the Kalachakra initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama?
Should I take tantric vows if I am unsure I can keep them?


How is Kalachakra practiced?
How can people learn more about Kalachakra?
What is the difference between the Kalachakra ‘Six-Session Guru Yoga’ and the ‘Six Vajra Yogas’?
Can I practice Kalachakra if I practice another system?
What is the difference between the ngondro practices presented in the book ‘Divine Ladder’?
If I have completed the preliminaries in another tradition, do I have to do them again for Kalachakra?


Who are the Jonang?
Why are the Jonang important?
What do you know about the history of the Jonang?
What is unique about the practices of the Jonang Tradition?
Why do you think the Jonang have not been officially recognised by the Tibetan Administration?

Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute – Holder of the Jonang Kalachakra Lineage