Kalachakra: A Tibetan Buddhist Tantric Initiation

“If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.”

Imagine the tingling feeling of awe you get when you stand, with 200,000 other people, to greet the Dalai Lama as he walks to his throne. Kalachakra, a complex and esoteric ten day tantric initiation took place in Leh, Ladakh, when Kevin and I were visiting. Kalachakra, which is a Sanskrit name which translates to “time-wheel” is the most advanced form of Vajrayana (a type or Buddhism) practice, and though most people receive the initiation simply as a blessing, there are a few given devotees who use this practice to advance their path to enlightenment.

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