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Lamayuru (Yuru Kabgyat) - Hemis Tsechu - Shashukul Gustor - Phyang Tsedup - Karsha Gustor - Korzok Gustor - Trak Tok Tsechu - Sani Nasryal - Diskit Gustor - Thikse Gustor - Chemre Angchok - Padum Gustor - Spituk Gustor - Likir ( Dosmoche) - Stok Guru Tsechu (Orakel) - Matho Nagrang (Oracles)

Mittwoch, 8. Juli 2015

Schedule for Kalachakra initiation 2016

The Kalachakra initiation 2016 is scheduled to be held in Bodh Gaya in India from the 14th to 25th of January 2016. The programme would be presided by his Holiness the Dalai Lama himself and will witness enthusiastic participants from all around the world.

The initiation is held in order to empower the pupils of Buddhism to practice the famous Buddhist treatise known as the Kalachakra Tantra and in that process attain the status of Buddhahood. Held over a period of 12 days, the initiation ceremony is expect to draw crowds in the thousands.

Days 1, 2 and 3 (Jan 14 – Jan 16) involve initial preparations for the Kalachakra ritual. During each of these days, monks would perform prayers which are expected to run for even 3 to 5 hours. Apart from prayers teaching sessions for the disciples and an Earth ritual dance would also be held.

Days 4, 5 and 6 (Jan 17 – Jan 19), preliminary teaching sessions would be held in the mornings followed by prayer sessions in the afternoons.
Day 7 (Jan 20), monks clad in beautiful traditional Buddhist attire will perform the Kalachakra ritual offering dance. During the dance, they chant mantras and a few Tibetan songs as well.

Day 8 (Jan 21), a four-hour long self-generation session is held in the morning after which the pupils undergo the preliminary preparation steps necessary for the initiation.

Days 9, 10 and 11 (Jan 22 – Jan 24), are the most important days of the entire ceremony – the actual Kalachakra initiation. Intense self-generation prayers that run for more than four hours are held on every morning and the initiation process is held every afternoon. Monastic prayer, dance and sacred rituals combine together to form a mellifluous interlude in the build-up to one of the biggest ceremonies of Buddhist religion.

Day 12 (Jan 25), a prayer ceremony would be held wishing long life for his Holiness the Dalai Lama and the participants. His Holiness will then be presented with prayers, offerings and dances by the devotees.


Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar

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