A bright kalpa (Tib. སྒྲོན་མེའི་བསྐལ་པ་, Wyl. sgron me’i bskal pa) is a kalpa during which a Buddha appears and teaches sentient beings. A kalpa during which a Buddha does not appear is called a dark kalpa.
- An illuminated age (Rangjung Yeshe)
- Age of light (Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche)