Roger R. Jackson is Professor Emeritus of Asian studies and religion at Carleton College. He specializes in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and ritual. He has also written extensively on Buddhist religious poetry, mysticism, and contemporary Buddhist thought. His current research focuses on the Gelug Mahamudra tradition of Tibet. He is the author of Is Enlightenment Possible? and Tantric Treasures, coauthor of The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context, editor of The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems, and coeditor of Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre, Buddhist Theology, and Mahamudra and the Bka’ brgyud Tradition.
What Is Kalachakra Tantra?
The Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time,” tantra and cycles of teachings and practices are, on the surface, well known among practitioners and those interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet it is considered one of the highest teachings of tantra—a highly complex...
The following article is from the Winter, 1994 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.
Is Enlightenment Possible?
Dharmakirti and rGyal tshab rje on Knowledge, Rebirth, No-Self and Liberation