For the first time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will confer the Kalachakra for World Peace ritual in our nation’s capital this month. “We believe it is capable of creating…peace of spirit, and therefore peace in the world,” he says.
The Capital Area Tibetan Association in sponsoring the event, intended to inspiire harmonious relationships and abiding peace in the hearts of all people, in gratitude to those that have supported the preservation of Tibet’s rich cultural heritage. Together, participants will act to promote the strength of compassion and wisdom so urgently needed to reduce conflict in today’s world.
The 11-day event launches July 6, the 76th birthday of the Dalai Lama, recipient of 84 humanitarian commendations, including the Nobel Peace Prize. The occasion will begin with site consecration, chanting prayers and creation of a sand mandala by the monks of Mangyal Monastery. The Dalai Lama will then teach the foundationos of Buddhism for three days, followed by the Kalachakra ritual dance and three days of empowerment. The ceremony will close with prayers on July 16.
This event will be so inspiring and hopefully create more peace between all of us. If you would like more information and/or tickets, visit Kalachakra2011.com
As always, peace, love and light to you all! Namaste