28-29 Dec mornings: Teachings on Shantideva's Guide to the Boddhisattva's Way of Life
30 Dec morning: Avalokiteshvera Initiation
31 Dec morning: Offering long life puja for His Holiness
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This advice would be superseded by any advice which comes directly from His Holiness's office, i.e. the vajra master’s word takes precedence over what may be in the traditional commentaries.
Please refer to HH Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya for instructions on how to get a teaching pass.
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.