Kalacakra and the Tibetan Calender

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Overview

Kalacakra and the Tibetan Calender describes the contents of current Tibetan almanacs, from basic mathmatics to symbolic and historical information. Essential for understanding the Kalacakra Tantra's first chapter, this book describes the origin of the calendrical systems in this Tantra and translates and elucidates the relevant sections from its famous commentary, the Vimalaprabha.

The main calenders in use in Tibet today have remained unchanged since the 15th century, when lamas in several different traditions tried to make sense of the calculation systems they had inherited from India, and to adjust them to remove increasingly obvious errors. This book analyzes the main systems that survive today, assesing their accuracy and comparing them with the methods described in the original Tantra.

Published by American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975373491
  • Publisher: American Institute of Buddhist Studies
  • Publication date: 7/25/2007
  • Series: Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences Series
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Henning is a mathematician with a long career in computer journalism and a programming. An experienced translator, he has specialized in Kalacakra literature for more than three decades.

American Institute of Buddhist Studies

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Table of Contents


Series Editor's Preface     ix
Author's Preface and Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction     1
Five Components of the Calendar     7
The Five Planets     55
Rahu and Eclipses     95
The Tibetan Almanac     141
The Kalacakra Tantra and Vimalaprabha     211
Different Calculation Systems     295
The Sixty-Year Cycles     351
Chronology of the Sambhala Kings     365
Glossary     375
Bibliography     381
Index     387
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