2017 Archive

Kalachakra in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India from January 2 to 14: His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from January 2 to 4, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From January 5 to 8, His Holiness will give four days of preliminary teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) and Kamalashila's The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa). On January 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from January 10 to 13. On January 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed. (Note: For those people listening to the translation, please ensure that you bring your own fm radios since it will not be possible to get radios in Bodhgaya.)

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

Teaching 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.

Teaching in Dharamsala, H.P., India on March 13 & 14: His Holiness will give two days of teachings on Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) in the mornings at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Conference in Rajgir, Bihar, India on March 17 & 18: His Holiness will participate in a 3-day international conference on The Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Century being organized by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. 

Public Talk in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India on March 19: His Holiness will give a public talk on The Art of Happiness in the early afternoon organized by the Anand Department, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh at the Vidhan Sabha Auditorium.