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Since July 6, 2011, the 76th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a Kalachakra for World Peace is offered in the heart of the US capital, Washington, DC. His Holiness offers this great ritual empowerment, including preparatory teachings, from July 6 through 16.
« May I be inspired to accomplish the meditations
Of the supreme yogas 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 unchanging bliss
That in turn induces highest enlightenment,
The state of the primordial Buddha Kalachakra.»
From Prayer of the Kalachakra Path, by the Sixth Panchen Lama
(Translated by Glenn Mullin )
Here are Robert Thurman and HH the 14th Dalai Lama explaining the Kalachakra
You can find more about the Kalachakra on Wikipedia.
The official website of the event can be found here : www.kalachakra2011.com
Live Webcasts of the event are also available here :