Unveiling Your Sacred Truth Through the Kalachakra Path, Book Two: The Internal Reality

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The Kalachakra Path offers a profound method for actualising your greatest potential and contributing to greater peace and harmony within this world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary path is revealed in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to gradually approach this uniquely comprehensive system in a structured and methodical way.

Drawing on more than 30 years of intensive training with more than 25 different masters from each of the major Tibetan traditions, Khentrul Rinpoché offers an expansive understanding that transcends sectarian boundaries and cuts through to the essential meaning of the Buddha’s teachings.

In this second volume, Rinpoché explores the internal reality of our personal experience in a way that emphasises our fundamental nature of love and compassion. Drawing from a lineage of more than two-thousand years of tried and tested wisdom, he introduces us to the profound path of Kalachakra as practiced within the Jonang Tradition. On the basis of this authentic source of refuge, Rinpoché shows us how to integrate the distinctive philosophy of Zhentong Madhyamaka in order to reveal our sacred truth in accordance with the vast teachings of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. He then provides us with the practical instructions for engaging with the Kalachakra Preliminaries as a skilful means to prepare our minds for the unique practices of Kalachakra Tantra.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface by His Holiness Jigmé Dorjé
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART ONE: RELYING ON A VALID SOURCE OF REFUGE

1 The Kalachakra Path to Peace and Harmony
2 Connecting with the Jonang-Shambhala Lineage
3 How to Follow an Authentic Dharma Teacher
4 Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels—The Foundation of All Paths

PART TWO: ENTERING THE PATH OF A BODHISATTVA

5 Overcoming Bias with Love and Compassion
6 Generating Bodhicitta—The Supreme Mind of Enlightenment
7 Releasing Attachment through Generosity
8 Shaping Behaviour with Ethical Discipline
9 Having Patience in the Face of Difficulties
10 Cultivating Joyful Effort to Achieve Your Aims
11 Using Meditation to Observe Reality
12 Developing Wisdom through the Zhentong View
13 Bringing Benefit to Those Around You

PART THREE: PREPARING THE MIND FOR TANTRA

14 How to Practice the Kalachakra Path
15 The Preliminary Practices of Refuge and Bodhicitta
16 Purifying Negativities through the Practice of Vajrasattva
17 Accumulating Merit by Offering a Universal Mandala

APPENDICES

1 The Jonang-Shambhala Lineage of Sutra and Tantra
2 The Refuge Commitments and Vows of Personal Liberation
3 The Vows and Commitments of a Bodhisattva
4 Chöd—Cutting the Demons of Ignorance and Self-Cherishing
5 Outline of Book Two

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