Upcoming Kalachakra Events

source: International Kalachakra Network — this is a terrific resource about all-things- Kalachakra, it has a general area as well as resources for initiates-only.

in chronological order:

Instruction on Kalachakra Six Session Guru Yoga
Gyumey Khensur Rinpoche
June 25-27, 2010, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Namgyal Monastery, Ithaca, NY

Kalachakra Initiation
by Ven. Chöden Rinpoche
Milarepa Center, Barnett, Vermont, USA
Teaching, on In Praise of Dependent Arising: July 4, 2010
Kalachakra Initiation: July 9-11, 2010

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Kalachakra Initiation
July 6 – 16, 2011
Verizon Center
Washington D.C.

June 26 update: this is the exact text from the International Kalachakra Network website cited above:

Kalachakra Initiation
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Washington DC, USA, July 6-16, 2011

Hosted by the Capital Area Tibetan Association

The website is now under construction, but will be available in late July at http://www.Kalachakra2011.org.

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The Kalachakra initiation with His Holiness is
not being sponsored by the Guhyasamaja Center. Please do not send requests for information to me because I will not be able to help you. I have several close friends who are members of the Capital Area Tibetan Association in Washington D.C. and who are actively engaged in the preparations for the initiation, so I can vouch for the accuracy of the information presented above. Also, the Kalachakra has been announced publicly at several events in D.C.

Please contact the event sponsors listed above for each event for more information. This information is provided as a courtesy to our fellow Dharma Centers so that we may help share these precious opportunities.

October 2010 update: volunteers at the Capital Area Tibet Association are still hard at work preparing for the event. Once the details have been ironed out, their website will be updated. In the meantime, you can prepare for the Kalachakra by reading some of the many excellent books about the Kalachakra tantra, engaging in purification practices, and practicing patience. Also, CATA will need volunteers, so you might think of how you can help support this holy event.


23 thoughts on “Upcoming Kalachakra Events

    • Tashi delek, Dear Lynda! Perhaps we can get together for this amazing opportunity. I miss you! Best wishes.

  1. I would like to be on whatever information list might exist…now or in the future about the Kalachakra 2011. Thank you

  2. Hi all,

    In response to an email requesting more information/clarification about HHDL’s July 2011 Kalachakra in Washington DC- I got the following response. Who is informing people that there is a Kalachakra in July 2011? Where did they get that information?

    Thank you!

    “His Holiness the Dalai Lama has no plans at present to give any Kalachakra Initiation or teachings. For a list of His Holiness’ public engagement schedule (public talks & teachings), please visit http://www.dalailama.com and go to the schedule section.

    With best wishes,

    Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

    • Please see my updated blog post for details. Thanks. I cannot answer your question about the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama being unaware of the event as I am not an event organizer, but I know the organizing comiittee is already hard at work.

    • There is an advertisement regarding this in the current issue of Shambhala Sun magazine!!

  3. Hello, we called HHDL’s office and they said he has no plans to do Kalachakra in 2011. Any other info you can provide, or where you heard this from?
    Thank you

  4. I would like to know from where you collected the information about the Kalachakra initiation given by His Holiness, since you state the information are coming from International Kalachakra Network but I didn’t found any information about that on the site.
    Thank you in advance

  5. Hi
    I just wanted to confirm that a date has been issued by the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a Kalachakra in Washington, DC, in July of 2011. Should all work out as planned, the opening day will be on the 76th birthday of His Holiness.

    The host is the Capital Area Tibetan Association. Work is indeed underway and a website will be up soon.

    Please join in supporting this great endeavor. Your prayers that all obstacles are overcome and that all possible benefit to countless beings is created would be deeply appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Tenzin Lhamo

  6. Has anyone heard the smallest bit of information on what’s taking them so long to organize the Kalachakra in Washington DC next year? I wrote to them (CATA) and they didn’t answer me. I’d appreciate getting SOME idea about when tickets might go on sale. Will it be anytime within the next couple of months?

  7. I know that Guhyasamaja Center isn’t organizing the Kalachakra event, but you said you knew some of the organizers, so I thought perhaps you night have heard information from your friends.

  8. Dear friends,
    You can rest assured that the local organziers of the Kalchakra
    for World Peace 2011 have been in constant contact with the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The venue, Verizon Center, has been reserved, and will offer generous and comforable space for all those who wish to attend.

    Work on the website is proceeding; it should “go live” by the end of September.

    Tickets will go on sale in stages. Tickets for attendance all eleven days will be on sale first; the projected date is December 1, but that might change if some of the other variables shift.

    Please bear in mind that this is an unusally complex event. In order to raise preliminary funds, the first step will be a fund drive asking people to send any size of donation they can. Based on the results of this, as well as a sponsor outreach program, we will try to set ticket prices as low as possible so that our venue can be filled with happy attendees.

    Thank you for your patience and your kindness in appreciating
    that a great deal of planning must occur behind the scenes
    in order to the public face of the event to be properly introduced.
    All those involved in the start-up preparations want to express our gratitude for your interest and ask for your continued prayers for the success of all projects fulfilling the holy wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

    Tenzin Lhamo

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