We are a community of Northern California Kalachakra practitioners located in the San Francisco Bay Area supporting each other along the profound vajra yoga path. We operate under the spiritual direction of Shar Khentrul Rinpoche, a Tibetan Rimé Buddhist master and renowned Jonang Kalachakra scholar. We are in the process of becoming a non-profit and focus on 3 main activities.
Our committee sponsors and facilitates yearly teachings by Khentrul Rinpoche in California.
Our local and online events connect a group of dedicated Kalachakra practitioners.
In partnership with the Tibetan Rimé Buddhist Institute we ensure dharma texts available to the local sangha.
WHAT IS KALACHAKRA?
Kalachakra, the king of tantra, comes from the Highest Yoga Tantra class in Tibetan Buddhism – Anuttarayoga. It is a rare and clear path available for us to realize enlightenment in this one lifetime. On the ordinary level, Kalachakra means cycles of time, and the Kalachakra system presents three such cycles – external (cosmic, solar and lunar), internal (within our bodies) and alternate (our sacred truth the union of immutable bliss and empty form). On the most profound level, Shri Kalachakra is ultimately our true nature and encompasses everything.