7 things to know about Kalachakra 2017
Registration for kalachakra 2017:
In general, the Dalai Lama’s teachings in India are free and open to the public. At present, there is a requirement to register to attend the Kalachakra 2017 initiation.There is a need to obtain a entry permit, for which you will need to present your passport and two passport-sized photos. Teaching hours are decided one or two days prior to the event.
To register online please follow the link: https://www.kalachakra2017.co.in/index.php
There will be a special place for foreigners in the front of the teachings platform, in the westerner translation area during the Kalachakra teachings and initiation. In India, seating is usually on the ground. The convention amongst Tibetans is to mark a spot on the first day with a cushion or piece of cloth, and to keep to it for the duration.
Teaching hours are decided one or two days in advance.Kalachakra 2017 preliminary teachings His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug) and Kamalashila‘s The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa).
Chodjug is the ancient text and it was composed by Saint/Scholar Shantideva of Nalanda University for developing compassion and experience of Void Nature. The Guide to Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (chodjug) is the favourite text from which His Holiness had taught to everyone of us from the beggar to king with the same passion as a teacher,spiritual friend and fellow human being.
Kamalashila‘s The Middling States of Meditation (Gomrim barpa) is foundation of all the meditation practice in Tibet until now.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama teaches primarily in Tibetan. During most of his teachings in India,official translation into English and a few other languages is provided via FM radio, depending on the availability of approved translators. You are advised to bring a pocket-sized FM radio or MP3 player with radio. Please note that mobile phones are not permitted inside the teaching area.
The Kalachakra 2017 initiation will be held at the Kalachakra ground or local called it Kalachakra Maidan near Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, in the state of Bihar.
The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration will be the main organiser and sponsor of the Kalachakra teachings.Official website of Kalachakra 2017 Bodhgaya
Kalachakra in Bodhgaya:
Since 1954, His Holiness has led a total of 33 Kalachakra initiations. Four have been held in Bodhgaya, in 1974, 1985, 2003 and 2012.
Omalaya Tour Package:
Omalaya Travel is happy to offer its customized Kalachakra tours to India to the devotees wishing to attend the precious Kalachakra 2017 Empowerment teaching.
Omalaya is an award-winning Franco-Tibetan travel company, based in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. We provide high-quality spiritual tours within India, with excellent teachers and guides, and superior accommodation and services. In 2014, we successfully operated Kalachakra Tours to Ladakh, concurrent with our Following the Buddha’s Path tour.
In 2015, Omalaya won the Investment Award from the Central Tibetan Administration, with the support of the Dalai lama Foundation, Montreal, Canada. Also in 2015, we were recommended by the French travel guide, Petiit Fute, as one of India’s most innovative travel companies.
With Omalaya’s kalachakra tour, devotees can receive Kalachakra initiation, teaching & empowerment under the expert guidance of tour’s spiritual guides like Geshe Tsering with Dr Chok and Geshe Lobsang with Tulku Phuljung.