Compassion and the Individual The purpose of life ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read … Continue reading Compassion and the Individual
Here are some tips for travelers planning to take Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya 2017. The 34th Kalachakra 2017 initiation is scheduled from 3rd Jan 2017 to 14th Jan 2017 in Bodhgaya, the sacred place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. His Holiness the Dalai Lama would initiate the Kalachakra 2017 in January in Bodhgaya. Here are … Continue reading Helpful Tips for Travelers planning to attend kalachakra Bodhgaya 2017
When asked by people how His Holiness the Dalai Lama sees himself, he replies that he is a simple Buddhist monk. His Holiness is often out of Dharamsala on travels both within India and abroad. During these travels, His Holiness's daily routine varies depending on his engagement schedule. However, His Holiness is an early riser … Continue reading Routine Day of H.H The Dalai Lama
Introduction: My fellow Tibetans, both in and outside Tibet, all those who follow the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and everyone who has a connection to Tibet and Tibetans: due to the foresight of our ancient kings, ministers and scholar-adepts, the complete teaching of the Buddha, comprising the scriptural and experiential teachings of the Three Vehicles and … Continue reading Reincarnation
The Kalachakra system offers profound methods for transforming one’s impure perceptions and experiences, and unveiling our deepest reality. Within the context of Buddhist Tantra, there are many systems which provide methods for attaining enlightenment. The Kalachakra Tantra, however has a number of unique characteristics that make it particularly important for this time. The Kalachakra Tantra … Continue reading Why is Kalachakra Important?
The Kalachakra Initiation is generally given over 12 days. First, there are eight days of preparation rituals, during which the monks make the mandala. Then the students are initiated, after which they are allowed to see the completed sand mandala. The ceremony ends when the monks release the positive energy of the mandala into the … Continue reading Kalachakra Initiation
A Brief Introduction to Bodhgaya:Bodhgaya is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites. It is located in Gaya District of Bihar state in India. Prince Siddhartha attained perfect enlightenment under a bodhi tree in Bodygaya some 2,500 years ago. Historically, it was known as the Bodhimanda or ground around the bodhi tree. Some 250 years … Continue reading Travel Guide to Bodhgaya