Indian Ancestors (5th AD–11th)

Figures in India– up to 11th cent.

Kalachakrapada the Elder

According to the Dro Kalachakra tradition, Kalachakrapada the Elder was the 1st Indian to recieve the Kalachakra tradition. As the legend is told, circa the early 11th century, a man named Jamyang Dorje was walking along a path in Northern India when he had a vision of his meditation deity (yi dam) Manjushri. The bodhisattva then prophesized for him to continue on his path northwards where he would encounter the Kalkin Aja from Shambhala. When they met, the kalkin is said to have bestowed the complete Kalachakra empowerment upon him, initiating him as the first Indian in this line of Kalachakra transmission.