Kar-Tsee, literally means the
* White Calculation * due to the fact that this system originated in Buddhist India in the period when Indians were identified by Tibetans as the Îwearers of white clothingâ. The system, which was a part of the Kalacakra teachings, was adopted by Tibet in the 11th Century, before it dissappeared from India. Kar Tsee was also influenced by the Svarodhayatantra [Yangchar] which was an Indian Sivaite astrological exegesis of greater antiquity. This astro-text was also lost within the Indian tradition but preserved in Tibet.
During this weekend participants will be introduced to the theory of the Siddhanta [byed pa] and Karana [grub pa] systems of astronomical calculation, and learn the simplified method of calculation developed by the late Professor Jhampa Gyaltsen Dagthon, which uses a standard western ephemeris. The traditional interpretation systems for the Kar Tsee charts will be presented through an interpretative manual recently translated from the Tibetan texts. This has been compiled from Kim and Tsering's work, is essential for this weekend, and is therefore included in the course fee.
Topics include: the 1620 degree system of Tibetan astronomical calculation, the five inclusive calendric horoscope features, the systems of determining planetary strength and power, harmony and enmity, the Life Span calculation, the 27 Tibetan Constellations, their meanings, symbolic images and star patterns, the ÎDuration of Lifeâ Periods; the 'Deceiving of Death' calculation, the natural meditation moments, Tibetan images and meanings for planets, zodiac signs, houses, constellations; combinations [yogas] and conjunctions, five major yangchar wheels, and ritual and other remedies for rebalancing chart disharmonies.
This is the first time anywhere that these authentic Tibetan astrological materials have been made available to English speaking persons, and participants can be confident that they will be receiving the most accurate and up to date information on Tibetan astrology currently available.
Pre-requisite: Attendance at a previous Tibetan Astrology introductory workshop, or other demonstrated aptitude with Astrology or Esoteric Buddhism.
Participants who attend this weekend have the
option of completing a practical assignment task. Upon
successful completion of the task they will be issued a Statement of Attainment
in Kar Tsee I.