HH Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya

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His Holiness's Programme
From Saturday, 28. December 2019 -  08:30am
To Friday, 3. January 2020 - 11:30pm
Location : Kalachakra Maidan, Bodhgaya
His Holiness on the teaching throne
His Holiness teaching in Bodhgaya

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
(Sanskrit: Bodhicaryavatara)

  • 28-29 Dec mornings: Teachings on Shantideva's Guide to the Boddhisattva's Way of Life


Avalokiteshvera Initiation

  • 30 Dec morning: Avalokiteshvera Initiation


Long Life offering puja

  • 31 Dec morning: Offering long life puja for His Holiness


The Wheel of Teachings on Manjushri Empowerments
(Tibetan: Jamyang Choekhor)

  • 2-3 Jan mornings: Concluding the empowerment series begun in Bodhgaya, December 2018

  • According to advice from lamas at Sera-je:

    • Attendance at last year's beginning empowerments is not a pre-requisite for participation.

    • Within the remaining initiations, however, there are some that belong to the class of highest yoga tantra and some are jenangs (subsequent permission initiations). This means one would need to have taken a full initiation (wang) of highest yoga tantra to be able to participate. This wouldn’t necessarily have to be solitary hero Yamantaka as His Holiness gave last year. It could be any highest yoga tantra deity.

  • This advice would be superseded by any advice which comes directly from His Holiness's office, i.e. the vajra master’s word takes precedence over what may be in the traditional commentaries.


How to get a teaching pass

A place to stay

  • Root Institute is organising extra accommodation for the influx of attendees. No need to inform us if you are attending His Holiness's teachings, but make sure you contact us early to book your stay.