Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala after Kalachakra teachings

Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala after Kalachakra teachings

July 22nd 2014

Dharamsala, HP, India, 21 July 2014 (Hindustan Times) - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama returned to Dharamsala from Delhi after concluding the 33rd Kalachakra teachings at Ladakh. Around 200,000 devotees from 73 countries attended the Kalachakra held from July 3 to 14. During the course of the teachings, the Dalai Lama had called for religious and social harmony among different communities in Ladakh.

Dismantling the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, Visiting Educational Projects and a Lunch Hosted by the Muslim Co-ordination Committee, Leh
Dismantling the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, Visiting Educational Projects and a Lunch Hosted by the Muslim Co-ordination Committee, Leh
July 16th 2014
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 16 July 2014 - One of the final events associated with the giving of the Kalachakra Empowerment is the dismantling of the sand mandala. When His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the teaching pavilion this morning, the monks of Namgyal Monastery were already reciting the necessary rituals. His Holiness stood by the eastern gate and paid his respects before sitting down and taking part in the prayers.
Visits to Rudok Monastery & Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh
Visits to Rudok Monastery & Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh
July 15th 2014
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 15 July 2014 - On reaching the teaching pavilion at Shiwatsel this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama went directly to the eastern door of the mandala palace and surveyed the sand mandala. Looking up from that he nodded in respect to the grand appliqué thangka of Kalachakra hanging behind the western door. Then he walked over to where the monks of Namgyal Monastery were reciting Kalachakra rituals, smiled and stepped out to the front of the pavilion.
Long-life Empowerment and a Long-life Offering to Conclude the 33rd Kalachakra Empowerment
Long-life Empowerment and a Long-life Offering to Conclude the 33rd Kalachakra Empowerment
July 14th 2014
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 14 July 2014 - Last night’s full moon was still setting over the mountains around the Leh Valley this morning as tens of thousands of people converged on the Teaching Ground at Shiwatsel one last time. At about 7am His Holiness the Dalai Lama stepped out of his residence to walk to the Teaching Pavilion, stopping here and there to greet an old acquaintance or comfort an old or infirm person on the way.
Final Day of 33rd Kalachakra Empowerment
Final Day of 33rd Kalachakra Empowerment
July 12th 2014
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 12 July 2014 - Today saw the culmination of the 33rd Kalachakra Empowerment. After spending five hours on the preparatory rituals and eating a quick lunch His Holiness the Dalai Lama was ready to begin the final session of the empowerment before midday. He took the time again to greet the huge crowd and salute the Lamas, local dignitaries and other guests before taking his seat on the throne.
 

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Discussion in Hamburg, Germany on August 23: His Holiness will lead a discussion on Secular Ethics - Human Values In Our Lives. Contact Website: www.dalailama-hamburg.de

Teaching in Hamburg, Germany from August 24 to 26: His Holiness will give teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) on August 24 and 25. He will confer an Avalokiteshvera Initiation (chenresig wang jigten wangchuk) on the morning of August 26. Contact Website: www.dalailama-hamburg.de

Teaching in Dharamsala, HP, India from September 24 to 26: His Holiness will give a two and a half-day teaching and continue teaching from Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) at the request of a group of Southeast Asians at the Main Tibetan Temple. Contact Website: www.tibetanbc.org

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