DC, USA, July 8, 2011 - On July 8th, His Holiness the Dalai Lama went to the Verizon Center, the venue of the Kalachakra teachings, to continue with the ritual preparations. Today witnessed the actual beginning of the construction of the Kalachakra Mandala by monks of the Namgyal Monastery. They will now be working in shifts day and night until the Mandala is complete.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama and
monks from Namgyal Monastery reciting prayers during Kalachakara
preparations in Washington DC on July 8, 2011. Photo/Tenzin
In the afternoon, His Holiness finished his preparation ritual for the day. Thereafter, he had a photo shoot with Mark Seliger, who was taking the photos for Rolling Stone magazine, which is publishing an article on His Holiness’s devolution of his authority by author and screenwriter Melissa Mathison in the issue that will be in the stands between July 20 and 22.
|Monks from Namgyal Monastery begin the construction of the Kalachakra Sand Mandala in Washington DC on July 8, 2011. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL|