Kalachakra Festival: Another Reason to Fly to Leh, Ladakh

Even if you have been to Leh Ladakh for an adventurous trek, book your tickets once again to this immaculate hill station during the Kalchakra festival in July to get a glimpse of an all pervading holiness and vibrancy. How amazing it will be to experience adventure and adrenaline rushes along with spiritual solace, peace and interaction with one’s inner self in one land!

The Kalachakra Initiation is the apt occasion to experience the Buddhist way of life amidst the heavenly abode of the Himalayan Mountains. This year the 33rd edition of Kalchakra Initiation has been scheduled for 3-14 July in the picturesque location of Leh, Ladakh. Interestingly, this year His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama will himself confer the Kalachakra Initiation. The initiation basically deals with the concept of time in Buddhism, the process of being reborn as an ideal human suited to enter this perfect universe and someone who swears to be compassionate to other living beings in his surroundings.

Kalachakra Festival 2014

Like every year this time also the ceremony is expected to draw thousands of local and Indian and foreign tourists. At a distance of 10kms from Leh, Ladakh, the “Buddha Garden” in Choglamsar, serves as the perfect venue for the dawning of enlightenment and harmony upon pupils. The picturesque Buddha Garden is a stretch of green field located on the banks of river Indus close to Shiwatsel Phodrang, the home of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. The 12 day initiation attracts individuals from morning to night. During the eight days of rituals for preparation, the monks prepare the mandala. Then students are initiated and are also allowed to see the complete sand mandala. The Dalai Lama along with other monks performs songs and prayers during the period. The whole of Leh, Ladakh booms with chimes, prayers and air of holiness. During the concluding part, monks release a positive energy of the mandala into the world via a final ritual.

A package to attend the Kalachakra Initiation includes international flights to and from Delhi along with domestic flights to Leh, all major meals and accommodation in luxury tents close by the teaching grounds. Join GeTS to have an ultimate experience of culture, people, the greatest master of Buddhism and heavens that Himalayas nurture amidst them.

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