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His Holiness continues Kalachakra Preparation Rituals

13/07/201100:27(Xem: 827)
His Holiness continues Kalachakra Preparation Rituals

Washington DC, USA, July 8, 2011 - On July 8th, His Holiness the Dalai Lama went to the Verizon Center, the venue of the Kalachakra teachings, to continue with the ritual preparations. Today witnessed the actual beginning of the construction of the Kalachakra Mandala by monks of the Namgyal Monastery. They will now be working in shifts day and night until the Mandala is complete.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama and monks from Namgyal Monastery reciting prayers during Kalachakara preparations in Washington DC on July 8, 2011. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
Although attendance of devotees was optional for these sessions, quite many people turned up at the venue. There were several people who were making the traditional prostrations along the aisle or meditating as the ritual preparations continued.

In the afternoon, His Holiness finished his preparation ritual for the day. Thereafter, he had a photo shoot with Mark Seliger, who was taking the photos for Rolling Stone magazine, which is publishing an article on His Holiness’s devolution of his authority by author and screenwriter Melissa Mathison in the issue that will be in the stands between July 20 and 22.

His Holiness also gave an audience to members of the Kalachakra Organizing Committee. Mr. Kalden Lodoe, co-Chair of the Committee, informed His Holiness how the members had worked tirelessly for many months to make the event a success. His Holiness made brief remarks in which he said that although the teachings were just beginning, the event seems to be going well. He urged everyone to dedicate whatever merit they accumulate for the wellbeing of the community as a whole and not for any personal benefit. He said such an approach will make “Kalachakra for World Peace” really relevant.

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Monks from Namgyal Monastery begin the construction of the Kalachakra Sand Mandala in Washington DC on July8, 2011. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
HisHoliness also emphasized that since funds are being generated, and keeping in view some reports of misuse of funds in the past by another organizer of a similar event, it was essential that there be maintenanceof proper accounts as well as allocation of funds for worthwhile causes.

His Holiness returned to his hotel thereafter.


On July 9, 2011, early in the morning His Holiness will continue his preparation rituals in the Kalachakra venue. Thereafter, he will visit the West Lawn of the United States Capitol to give a public “Talk for World Peace.” Radio Free Asia is going a live webcast of the event.


In the afternoon, His Holiness will begin his preliminary teachings. The teachings will be webcast live on
www.dalailama.comas well as on the Kalachakra website, www.kalachakra2011.org.
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