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Kalachakra Empowerment Tour 2017

January 3 - January 15

| USD $2300

Join us for a profound spiritual experience at the Buddha’s seat of enlightenment, Bodhgaya, India. For two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people will gather to receive the Kalachakra Empowerment from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Be a part of this extraordinary opportunity to connect with the Shambhala lineage and begin the transformation of our world into a Golden Age.

The Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute invites you to experience the Kalachakra Empowerment, offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in the sacred setting of Bodhgaya, India. This spiritual pilgrimage has been personally arranged by the only English-speaking Jonang Kalachakra master outside Tibet, Khentrul Rinpoche.

The Jonang Tradition are the primary lineage holders for the complete practice and teachings of the Kalachakra Completion Stage. Jonang masters, like Khentrul Rinpoche, are the only teachers in the world qualified to transmit these profound practices. Therefore, to encounter one of these masters outside of Tibet is incredibly rare. A major part of this tour will provide you with ample opportunity to receive personal guidance and preparation from such a master.

Through the Kalachakra teachings and empowerments, exploration of unforgettable sacred sites and new connections with Dharma brothers and sisters, the 2017 Tour promises to be a challenging and inspirational spiritual journey. It is our sincere hope to provide you with everything that you need to start practicing the extraordinary Kalachakra Path so that you can experience profound benefit in your life.

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Tour Details

This tour includes:

  • 12 night stay in Bodhgaya, India. (Includes 12 days of Kalachakra rituals, teachings and empowerments guided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.)
  • Deluxe Hote accommodation, breakfasts included
  • Question & Answer sessions with Khentrul Rinpoché
  • Empowerment Preparation session with Khentrul Rinpoché
  • Guided meditations and practice sessions with Senior Students

Itinerary

Date Description
3 Jan

Arrival in Bodhgaya:

  • Check-in at Hotel*
  • Registration for the empowerment at the teaching ground
  • Introductory Teachings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Free Time
  • Evening Discussion with Khentrul Rinpoche
4 - 5 Jan

Preparatory Rituals:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals.

  • Breakfast and preparation
  • Attend Morning Rituals
  • Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by individual preference
  • Afternoon field trips to local pilgrimage sites
  • Free time
6 - 8 Jan

Preliminary Teachings:
His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva's “A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life” and Kamalashila's “The Middling States of Meditation”.

  • Breakfast and preparation
  • Attend Preliminary Teachings
  • Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by individual preference
  • Question & Answer Sessions with Khentrul Rinpoche
  • Free time
9 Jan

Ritual Dance:
The Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery.

  • Breakfast and preparation.
  • Attend Kalachakra Ritual Dance and final preparations for the Empowerment
  • Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by individual preference
  • Empowerment Preparation with Khentrul Rinpoche
  • Free time
10 - 13 Jan

Empowerment Ceremony:
His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Empowerments over the course of two or three days.

  • Breakfast and preparation
  • Attend Empowerment Ceremony.
  • Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by individual preference
  • Empowerment Preparation with Khentrul Rinpoche
  • Free time
14 Jan

Long Life Ceremony:
A long life empowerment and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

  • Breakfast
  • Attend Long Life Empowerment and Offering Ceremony
  • Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by individual preference
  • Question and Answer Session with Khentrul Rinpoche
  • Free time
15 Jan

Departure:
Check out of Hotel*, depart Bodhgaya.

* The accommodations may change based on occupancy and demand.

Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute – Holder of the Jonang Kalachakra Lineage