events: kalachakra in bodh gaya

sat 14 jan
to wed 25 jan

His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra in late 2016 or early 2017, at the request of the Central Tibetan Adminstration. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, 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. On the first three mornings, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug) and conduct preparation prayers in the afternoons.the next day, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation during the afternoons of the following 5 days. On the last day, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed in the morning.

The exact dates given are for purpose of placing this event, and this schedule is approximate, and may change. See DalaiLama.com for the current correct information.

website: http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/schedule