The Kalacakra Tantra (Kalacakra means "wheel of time") is a tradition of Buddhist theory and practice whose root text treats a fantastic expanse of knowledge ranging from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and vital bodily energies. In the Tibetan-speaking world, a public Kalacakra initiation remains the most sought-after event in the life of a devout Buddhist.
The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has long had a strong connection with the Kalacakra Tantra; he brought the initiation to the West in 1981, performing it in the United States, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This volume has been created to celebrate his long involvement with the Kalacakra teachings. The twenty-five contributors, scholars who have made tantric studies their specialty, have contributed translations of works by great Indian and Tibetan Kalacakra masters, analyses of historical figures, methods of practice, essays on medicine ritual expertise, and ethical discipline. The collection also includes practical advice for Western students and practitioners from contemporary Tibetan Kalacakra masters.
About the Author
Born on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, USVI, Linda have lived there until 1985 when the family decided to move to Florida. An Ordained Minister of Christ. Linda heads a ministry of reconciliation and empowerment called "Alabaster Box" for 19 years, which focuses on going after the deeper things of God, she teaches on entering into the Presence of God through Worship and surrendering to the Holy Spirit, she continues to conduct corporate, group and individual worship, prayer and counsel sessions to the body of Christ. Linda's personal focus is on Intercessory Prayer, from which comes the experiences written about in this book: ALABASTER BOX - The Unveiling. "I've had so many encounters with the Supernatural realm of God, it would be impossible to write them all in one book, some of them are so precious and so amazing, I wouldn't be able to even find the words to begin to describe the things I've seen, I now understand how the Apostle Paul felt when he said that he had seen things in the third heaven that he could not put into words! It really surpasses human words to try to explain it, to do so would only take away from the majesty and the glory of it."
"Essays and writings on a wide range of fascinating subjects. . . . Easily succeeds in giving the reader adequate background and evidence as to why the Dalai Lama has been so instrumental in contributing to what is now seen as a 21st-century global consciousness. . . . A lovely book."—New Age Retailer