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Kalachakra Festival

As you know the KALACHAKRA for World Peace is going to be held in BODHGAYA BIHAR from December 31st to January 10th 2012.

We at Apsara Treks are happy to assist you for make reservation for Hotels / Train tickets / Air tickets for you - your family and your clients who might be interested to make this pilgrimage.

As the time is short and rush is heavy - so please make your mind fast.

Krishna Hari KHATRI

Glorious Kalachakra

Kalachakra means Time-Wheel, as "Kala" is Sanskrit for Time and "Chakra" (or Cakra) is Wheel in Sanskrit. It is also translated as Time-Cycles. Much in this tradition revolves around the concept of time and cycles ; from the cycles of the planets, to the cycles of our breath and the practice of controlling the most subtle energies within one's body on the path to enlightenment. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience as everything is under the influence of time; he is time and therefore knows all. Similarly, the Wheel is beginning less and endless.

Kalachakra is of three types: External Kalachakra, Internal Kalachakra and Alternative Kalachakra. External Kalachakra deals with external world systems such as the movement of the Sun, Moon and other constellations. Internal Kalachakra refers to the internal structure of a human being such as the channels, energies and regenerative fluids. The Alternative Kalachakra refers to the generation and completion stages of the spiritual path of Kalachakra that purify the objects to be purified, which in this context are the external and internal Kalachakra.

As a result of such purification you actualize the personal deity, the Glorious Kalachakra, with four faces and twenty-four arms and seven-featured state of union. Kalachakra was first taught in India on the 15th of the 3rd month, in the year following Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment. At the same time that He was teaching the Perfection of Wisdom on Vulture's Peak near Rajgir, He taught the Kalachakra Root Tantra at Shri Dhanyakataka in South India to a host of pure followers led by Suchandra, the King of Shambala. In Tibet, this teaching was first spread by the translator, Gyi-jo Lotsawa Dawa O-ser 1171 years after the Buddha's passing away, which was the Fire-Rabbit Year of the Tibetan Calendar, according to the Kashmiri Pandit Shakyashri's system of calculation, or 1027 CE.

"May I be inspired to accomplish the meditations Of the supreme Yoga's of the profound tantric path Of Kalachakra, the king of tantric traditions, And thus purify and dissolve all physical materiality, Giving rise to the dance of the empty body In union with the great unchangings bliss That in turn induces highest enlightement, The state of the primordial Buddha Kalachakra." From Prayer of the Kalachakra Path, by the Sixth Panchen Lama

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