Video: Kalachakra, the Wheel of Time Buddha: Shakyamuni’s highest emanation for difficult times
Why is Kalachakra practice recommended by great Buddhist teachers such as the Dalai Lama in these difficult times?
Why is Kalachakra considered to be a highest yoga meditational form of Shakyamuni Buddha?
How can Kalachakra meditation help to relieve our suffering?
We answer these questions and more in this short, informative presentation on the ultimate form of Shakyamuni Buddha.
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In this time, when wars and disease and economic turmoil arise again in Samsara, Kalachakra is among the most important practices in Vajrayana Buddhism, to help us overcome our many obstacles.
This practice represents none other than the Highest Yoga Practice of the glorious conqueror Shakyamuni Buddha.
Buddha taught in different ways for a multitude of suffering beings.
In a display of this wonderful Enlightened skill, at the same time Buddha taught skillfully on our “plane of existence” — offering teachings in different ways to different followers, as best suited them — he taught in all planes of existence (time and space being relative and unlimited, after all.) The teachings of the Kalachakra Tantra are his highest teachings, although to achieve profound benefits requires training and a qualified teacher.
Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche explains:
“Kalachakra deity is an emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni.
He is the opponent of the age of degeneration, Kali Yuga.
Kalachakra revolves around the concept of time (kala) and cycle or wheels.
Kalachakra, in Tibetan Dhukor, means wheel of time, wheel of Samsara turning, wheel of sharp weapons turning, wheel of wars turning and wheel of suffering turning.
At this time, it is important to turn the wheel of holy Dharma.
It is time to practice Kalachakra Tantra.”
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