H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama From July 3-14, 2014, at "Buddha Garden" in Choglamsar, about 10Km from Leh, Ladakh, His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama will confer the 33rd Kalachakra Initiation.


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During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from July 3 to 5, 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 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Nagarjuna's Letter To A Friend (shetring). On July 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from July 10 to 13. On July 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

WHERE IS THE TEACHING GROUND FOR KALACHAKRA 2014? The Kalachakra Initiation will be held at "Buddha Garden" which is the big meadow on the banks of River Indus adjacent the Shiwatsel Phodrang, the residency of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, in Choglamsar, approx. 10Km East of Leh. It is located exactly between the Choglamsar Bridge (on Google Map indicated as Chuchot Rd) and before the bend leading to Sindhu Darshan Ghat (on Google Map: point "B"). In this stretch the road on Google Map is indicated as "Leh Manali Hwy", "Buddha Garden" would be the area right beneath the word "Manali" and stretching down to the banks of River Indus. On the Satellite Map you can see the meadow, the Eight

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