Event :Kalachakra in Bodhgaya with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Date : December 31 to January 10
Venue : Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
Website : http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/schedule
During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from December 31, 2011 to January 2, 2012, 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 3 to 5, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa), Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of A Boddhisattva (laklen sodunma), Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsik gyema) & Nagarjuna's The Praise to the World Transcendent (jigten ley deypar toepa). On January 6, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from January 7 to 9. On January 10, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.
The entire meaning of the subject matter of the Kalachakra tantra is included
within the three Kalachakras, or Wheels of Time: The Outer Wheel of Time, the
Inner Wheel of Time, and the Other Wheel of Time. The Outer Wheel of Time is the
external world of the environment, and it is also called "The procession of the
external solar and lunar days." The Inner Wheel of Time is the human body, that
is an inner Jambudvipa, or earth-surface. Likewise, the inner channels,
elements, and movements of the winds are set forth as the Inner Wheels of Time.
The Other Wheel of Time is the initiations and paths of Shri Kalachakra,
together with their results. It is "other" than the preceding two Wheels of
Time. The guru ripens the disciple's psychophysical continuum with the
initiations, and the disciple meditates on the path that consists of the
generation process and the completion process. In this way the yogi actualizes
the result of buddha body that is the divine image of emptiness. This is the
Other Wheel of Time.
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http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/kala ... nitiations