Chotrul Duchen, Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Great miracles

The first full moon in the Tibetan lunar calendar is celebrated as the Day of Miracles, or Chotrul Duchen, which commemorates the final day of miraculous display by the Buddha which lasted 15 days. The Buddha performed the miracles in response to a challenge from six rival teachers. These 15 days are merit‐multiplying days in … Continue reading Chotrul Duchen, Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Great miracles

Why is Kalachakra Important?

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?

Kalachakra Initiation

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

Travel Guide to Bodhgaya

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

Kalachakra Tours 2017

The Kalachakra retreat tour 2017 at Bodhgaya with His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama  Experience: We will spend 13 nights 14 days days together attending H.H. The Dalai Lama’sKalachakra teachings and transmissions, keeping a mindfulness practice and having discussions on the teachings to gain a deeper and collective understanding of them. To Attend theDalai Lama’s teachings and receive … Continue reading Kalachakra Tours 2017

What is Kalachakra?

What is Kalachakra? Literally speaking, kala is “time” and chakra is “wheel”, so Kalachakra is “wheel of time”. But what does that actually mean? To answer this question, we will need to look at Kalachakra from multiple dimensions or levels of understanding. The Kalachakra Mandala A symbolic representation of the external universe Outer Level At the most superficial level, … Continue reading What is Kalachakra?