Monday, April 26, 2010

Kalachakra Initiations

Kalachakra Mandala, Samye Ling, Scotland

In the last post I briefly discussed the Kalachakra Initiation and my fingers are itching a bit to continue doing so. But patience....

The Kalachakra Initiation has been given many, many times all over the Earth by the various Kalachakra lineage holders and heads of different Tibetan Buddhist lineages. What follows below is a specific listing of Kalachakra Initiations given by H.H. The Dalai Lama, which can be found at the Dalai Lama's offical website along with the number in attendance.

May 1954-------------Norbulingka, Lhasa, Tibet
April 1956------------Norbulingka, Lhasa, Tibet
March 1970----------Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
January 1971--------Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
December 1974-----Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
September 1976-----Leh, Ladakh, India
July 1981-------------Madison, Wisconsin, USA
April 1983------------Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, India
August 1983---------Tabo - Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
July 1985-------------Rikon, Switzerland
December 1985-----Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
July 1988-------------Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
July 1989-------------Los Angeles, USA
December 1990-----Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India
October 1991--------New York, USA
August 1992---------Kalpa - Kinnaur, Hiamchal Pradesh, India
April 1993-----------Gangtok, Sikkim, India
July 1994-------------Jispa - Keylong, Himachal Pradesh, India
December 1994-----Barcelona, Spain
January 1995--------Mundgod, Karnataka, India
August 1995---------Ulan Bator, Mongolia
June 1996------------Tabo - Spiti, Hiamchal Pradesh, India
September 1996-----Sydney, Australia
December 1996-----Salugara, West Bengal, India
August 1999---------Bloomington, Indiana, USA
August 2000---------Kyi - Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
October 2002--------Graz, Austria
January 2003---------Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
April 2004------------Toronto, Canada
January 2006---------Amarvati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Source: H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet website

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