Kalachakra Guru-Yoga

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[This is not a substitute for a Six-Session Yoga.]

From the Clear Evolved Buddhas and masters from whom I've received the highest empowerments, the Dharma of inseparable method and wisdom they show, and both Sangha divisions abiding in it, I clearheadedly take safe direction.

To my sublime teacher, the Buddhas and their spiritual offspring, I offer myself in every aspect and request you: Safeguard me as your attendant and servant, O hallowed objects for offering.

I dedicate the network of my constructive actions of the three times, never tainting it with my selfish aims' stains, as a cause for all beings with limited minds of the three planes of compulsive existence, without an exception, to achieve Buddhahood.

From this moment on, till my purified state, I reaffirm my bodhichitta aim, heighten my pure resolve, and rid myself of grasping for "me" and "myself, the possessor."

On the shoulder of the broad pathway of the gods, depleted of matter, on top of a water-born lotus, a moon, a sun, and Rahu and Kalagni planets, is my root sublime teacher, in nature the total amalgam of all the Clear Evolved Buddhas of the three times, an all-around perfect Cycles of Time, Kalachakra.

With one face, two arms, a bodily color the luster of space, holding vajra and bell, you embrace Vishva-mata, Mother of Diversity.

Your co-arising joy with the Mother of Diversity and your devoid forms never stopping are method and wisdom as a singular taste.

Vishva-mata, Mother of Diversity, yellow in bodily color, with cleaver and skullcup, you thoroughly draw out the root of all unknowing, bewilderment and darkness, and grant, with great blissful awareness, virtue and goodness to all limited beings.

The enlightening body of you, Vanquishing Master Surpassing All, with right leg red and outstretched, and left leg white and bent, pressing down on a Demonic Mara and a Forceful Rudra, shines with the light of copious adornments of the proper full measure, such as a diamond-strong gem.

Emanated from your heart comes a Vajra-vega, Diamond-Strong Strength, by whose force are invited those of deep awareness who merge with you who are to bond me close.

Inviting the empowering deities, you make them requests so that the empowering deities grant you empowerment and seal you with the ruling figure of your family.

With clouds of common and uncommon objects of enjoyment, outer, inner and enigmatic offerings completely filling the expanse of infinite space, I make offerings to you, sublime teacher, amalgam of all three sources of direction.

I beseech you for the sevenfold empowerment planting the seeds for the generation stage, for the higher and the highest ones, which lay the propensities for the six causal branches, and for the empowerment of the great overlord, which plants the great seal of a devoid form.

At my requesting like this, my sublime guru-yidam graciously accepts and, with empowering deities emanated from his heart, hosts of shakti ladies with powerful abilities, Thusly Gone Buddhas, furious protectors and more filling the entire expanse of space, he confers the seven for entering like a child, the four higher empowerments, the four highest empowerments and the supreme empowerment as well, the empowerment of a great diamond-strong master.

By the force of these, the energy-channels and winds of my body become flexible and fit; and, by having had planted on my mind-stream great propensities for the two stages, I gain the fortune to make manifest the Great Seal in this very life.

O sublime teacher, Adibuddha Kalachakra, I request you grant me inspiring strength. Please bestow on me quickly the actual attainments. Please cause a great shower quickly to fall of my manifold wishes.

[repeat many times.]

[ HKSHMLVRYAM is pronounced in Tibetan: hankya-mala-waraya.]


O you who, in nature, are the hosts of Blissfully Gone Buddhas of the three times, with their bodhisattva offspring, shravaka listeners, self-realized pratyekabuddhas, heroic viras, dakinis of unimpeded movement, protectors of the Dharma and guardians, without an exception, all rolled into one, O you who possess the eyes of compassion, I request inspiration.

Propelled by the broad white wings of unified method and discriminating awareness, may I cross to the far shore of the ocean of bodhisattva conduct together, all at once, with the kings of wild geese, the Triumphant One's spiritual offspring.

And especially through what has an aspect: an enlightening body with face and arms, and what lacks any aspect: an effulgence of light rays of the seal of illusion, may I build up the beneficial habits for the highest state of overcoming the mount of smell, the winds, which, with their twelve great shifts, are the root of my compulsive existence.

Then, through the powerful ability from stacking in my central channel the twenty-one thousand six hundred white and red subtle energy-drops for unchanging great blissful awareness, may I consume and deplete the sources of my corporeal matter.

May I manifest the deepest nada-sound to be ascertained, a diamond-strong undeclining enlightening body, which has, indivisibly, the rainbow brilliance of a devoid form seal and the five-colored aspects of an unchanging blissful awareness.

By having the unbroken reverberation of diamond-strong evam resounding, without moving from the lack of impediment of the sphere of all things, may I rouse from their slumber of unawareness these wandering beings and lead them to the level of an all-around perfect Kalachakra, Cycles of Time.

And further, in the northern direction, in the great city of gems in the supreme land of all-around perfect Shambhala, on a magnificent lion-throne of rushes of gold, may I directly behold the most noble face of the majestic Holder of the Castes.

This master of men, the great Rudra-chakra, Circle of the Forceful, will scatter the massive troops of savage hordes with their distorted, antagonistic thinking. May he come to grace the crown of my head with the auspicious lines on his saffron feet.

Requested like this, my sublime guru-yidam happily melts into light and, by his dissolving into my body, I transform on top of five seats into the nature of an all-around perfect Kalachakra, Cycles of Time.