After the successful celebrations of The 350th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Patna, Bihar which celebrated as a festival with international grandeur. Bihar’s soil is going to witness one more big event 34th Kalchakra puja initiated by His Holiness Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. This 10 day long Kalachakra Puja has began from January 3 to 14 , 2017 at Bodh Gaya.
About Kala Chakra Puja:
The word kalachakra is a term used in Vajrayana Buddhism that means cycles of time. The Kalachakra system presents three such cycles – external, internal and alternative. The external and internal cycles deal with time as we normally know it, while the alternative cycles are practices for gaining liberation from these two. “Kalacakra” is usually used to refer to a very complex teaching and practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Although the teaching is very advanced and esoteric, there is a tradition of offering it to large public audiences.
The Kalacakra tradition revolves around the concept of time (Kala) and cycles (Chakra): from the cycles of the planets to the cycles of human breathing. It teaches the practice of working with the most subtle energies within one’s body on the path to enlightenment.
Kala Chakra Puja 2017 at Bodh Gaya, Bihar:
The 34th Kalchakra puja was initiated on Monday by His Holiness Dalai Lama in Bihar. This is the 10 day long Kalachakra Puja began from January 3 to 14 , 2017 at Bodh Gaya, India with a sermon by the Dalai Lama. After his sermon, the Dalai Lama conducted a special prayer for world peace and other rituals followed by devotees. The current (14th) Dalai Lama have specific interest in the Kalachakra practice. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has given thirty-three Kalachakra initiations all over the world, and is the most prominent Kalachakra lineage holder alive today. The Kalachakra initiations are dedicated to the ” Kalachakra for World Peace,” they draw tens of thousands of people.