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Kālacakra (“Wheel of Time”) is the name of a Buddhist tantric deity and of the tradition in which he is worshipped along with his female counterpart Viśvamātṛ (“Mother of the Universe”). The Kālacakra is the last large-scale Buddhist tantric cycle to a…

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Francesco Sferra, “Kālacakra”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0030>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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