I was initiated into Kalachakra Tantra over three decades ago by the Venerable Kirte Tsenshab Rinpoche, at Vajrapani Institute in Boulder Creek, California. Rinpoche is a very important lineage holder in the Kalachakra tradition, as after the invasion of the Chinese in 1959, he was the only living Master who held a rare lineage of the 'Vimalaprabha'; a very important Kalachakra text. As such, he was also teacher and Kalachakra of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama's purpose in offering world-wide Kalachakra inititiations has been to prepare initiates for a future incarnation in which they will be ready to undertake Generation and Completion Stages of the Tantra to develop them as Shambala warriors for the prophesied time--about 400 years from now--when the King of Shambala will lead his spiritual troops forth to conquer all the evil forces that control humanity and the Earth. Therefore in this lifetime he permits only a few Kalachakra initiates to be given instruction in Generation and Completion Stages of the Tantra, instead offering a text for Six-Session Guru Yoga--which is what most of those who take the initiation seriously do.
I, however, as a professor and scholar of religions was guided directly by the Master Hilarion to research and study Tibetan Kalachakra Generation and Completion Stage techniques, understand the processes that enabled them in terms of brain-wave and other activities of consciousness, compare them to classic Western techniques used by Merkabah and Kabbalistic masters, and develop what I have called the Christ-Melchizedek Tantra based on Kalachakra technique. Since I had no incarnate teacher, it took me three decades of daily practice and experimentation developed from my original single-pointed meditation on Light to develop and perfect the four Generation and Two Completion Stages. I now continue to practice final Completion Stage and will use it to achieve conscious dying when my time comes (I'm 71 years old now).
The Dalai Lama has said that new forms of Kalachakra more appropriate for Westerners than the traditional Tibetan Tantra would be revealed. That's what I have done. I have put all instruction and the Kabbalistic initiation (Opening of the Gates of Creation) online for my students who have successfully completed all seven Empowerments of T:.H:.G:. (requires a minimum of 13 months).
Here are links to my personal history developing the Christ-Melchizedek Tantra: http://wisdomseminars.org/Second%20Order%20Tantra.wmv and a PowerPoint overview of the Tantra: http://wisdomseminars.org/C-M%20Intro.wmv
Each takes several minutes to download.
Lewis Keizer, M.Div., Ph.D.