Re: theos-talk D.C. Kalachakra initiation
Jun 25, 2011 10:56 PM
You didn't post the link for the Dalai Lama's Kalachakra Initiation july 6th through July 12th Wash., D. C. 2011. here is a excerpt for the info page in regards to your question:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama explained the importance of these preliminaries during the Kalachakra offered in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1999:
"I would like to congratulate those who are attending here only for the preliminary teachings and not the Kalachakra. Because in actual fact the topics I am covering in the preliminary teachings are the more important elements of the practice. So I would like to express my appreciation for those who are just attending the preliminary teachings.
âWhen I announce a Kalachakra Empowerment, because Kalachakra is so popular, it attracts people; but what I really intend is to spend time during the preliminary teachings and speak more about the general aspects of the path of the Dharmaâ. But if people simply come for the empowerment with no real grounding in the preliminary practicesâ then simply attending the Kalachakra ceremony alone? I do not know what benefit that can have."<<<
The Kalachakra is a High Tantric Initiation Teaching and H.P.B. mentions it and possibly she used information on Cycles from the teachings. Here is the link for the Website info:
The Kalachakra Initiations and Teachings were not known in the west at the time of Madame Blavatsky but she knew quite a lot about it.
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Subject: theos-talk D.C. Kalachakra initiation
Is anyone familiar with this initiation?
I assume they have the preparation/cleansing day, and the first 7
initiations. Does this actually take up the entire time (less the
initial Public lectures up-through Saturday?) ? I did not find the site
actually that clear on if they are doing several groups over this time
frame, or there is one group over the entire time (the three empowerment
days etc...). I know a person who wants to go, and the schedule seemed
confusing (to me, at least- I know very little about this).
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