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Date & Time Details: Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00am - 8:00am (PT)

Location: Online Via Zoom

Contact: Venerable Tsomo
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Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga Sadhana Practice

With Venerable Steve Carlier

October 11, 2023

*This practice will be held online via zoom*

Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche explained the meaning of “Kalachakra” during a teaching at Maitripa College in Portland.

“Kala” means time. At no time does the primordial clear light mind ever change; it has always been pure, is pure, and will always be pure. What “Kala” refers to is the mind of an enlightened being.

“Chakra” means wheel. The empty form is utterly devoid of any matter, and arises only from supreme immutable great bliss. It is the natural expression of that great bliss, and refers to the whole circle of Kalachakra deities as well as their mandala residence.

In this way, the name “Kalachakra” explains the pure essence of each and every one of us as well as the worlds we inhabit.

A few years ago, we had the amazing good fortune of sitting in retreat on the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga with Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche. Here is his advice to us on our first evening together.

We are very fortunate to have received the initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Some of us have received it several times even, which never happened before. The purpose of the retreat is so we don’t just leave it at receiving initiation but we practice.

The purpose of our monthly practice together is the same.

Who can attend this online practice session?

  • Must have received the Kalachakra initiation (wang) or permission (jenang)
  • Currently doing a daily practice of a Six-Session Guru Yoga


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Venerable Steve Carlier
Ven Steve Carlier currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program. He has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979, then receiving full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at…
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