Date of Visit: July 6 – July 16, 2011
Location: Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Topic: Kalachakra for World Peace
Ticket Information: www.kalachakra2011.com
Kalachakra for World Peace in Washington, DC, USA from July 6 to 16: During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from July 6 through 8, 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. From July 9 to 11, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s 37 Practices of A Boddhisattva (laklen sodunma) & Kamalashila’s The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa). On July 12, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from July 13 to 15. On July 16, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed. Kalachakra 2011 is organized by the Capital Area Tibetan Association. Contact Website: www.kalachakra2011.com
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