Avalokiteshvara Permission, Long Life Offering and Conclusion of Kalachakra Empowerment

Avalokiteshvara Permission, Long Life Offering and Conclusion of Kalachakra Empowerment

January 15th 2017

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 14 January 2017 - Crowds two or three metres deep lined the road as His Holiness the Dalai Lama made the short journey from Namgyal Monastery to the Kalachakra Temple hoping to catch a glimpse of him once again this morning.

Third and Final Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment
Third and Final Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment
January 13th 2017
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 13 January 2017 - Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bodhgaya more than two weeks ago, the misty skies have cleared and the sun has come out, but there remains a chill in the air. As he did yesterday, His Holiness came early to the Kalachakra Temple to perform the preparatory rites for the empowerment, which took him four hours.
Second Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment - Seven Empowerments in the Pattern of Childhood
Second Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment - Seven Empowerments in the Pattern of Childhood
January 12th 2017
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 12 January 2017 - Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made another early start. He took his seat in the Kalachakra Temple at half past six to prepare for the granting of the empowerments.
First Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment - Entry into the Mandala
First Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment - Entry into the Mandala
January 11th 2017
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 11 January 2017 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his residence at Namgyal Monastery early this morning to spend four and a half hours performing the prerequisite rituals for the Kalachakra Empowerment. These involved prayers, sadhanas, consecration of the vase, generation in front, offerings, ritual cake offerings and self-generation practices.
Preparation of Students for the Kalachakra Empowerment
Preparation of Students for the Kalachakra Empowerment
January 10th 2017
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 10 January 2017 - Overnight rain in Bodhgaya laid the dust, leaving roads wet and muddy, but improving prospects for umbrella sellers. Before setting out for the Kalachakra Temple, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview to Australian former war correspondent Michael Ware for National Geographic Television.
 

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Public Talk in New Delhi, India on February 5: His Holiness will give a public talk on Reviving Indian Wisdom in Contemporary India at Talkatora Stadium. The talk is organized by Vidyaloke, an Indian wisdom initiative that aspires to rekindle the Indian legacy of wisdom, intellectual and spiritual curiosity. Contact Website: www.vidyaloke.in 

Teachings in Dharamsala, H.P., India on March 12: His Holiness will give a short teaching from the Jataka Tales in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.

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