Kalachakra Tour To India
14 - 26 January 2016
Join us for a profound spiritual experience at the Buddha’s seat of
enlightenment, Bodhgaya, India. For two weeks, hundreds of thousands of
people will gather to receive the Kalachakra Empowerment from His Holiness
the 14th Dalai Lama. Be a part of this extraordinary opportunity to connect with
the Shambhala lineage and begin the transformation of our world into a Golden
Age.
Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute invites you to experience the Kalachakra
Empowerment, offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in the sacred setting of
Bodhgaya, India. This spiritual pilgrimage has been personally arranged by the
only English-speaking Jonang Kalachakra Completion master outside Tibet,
Khentrul Rinpoche.
The great Jonang tradition are the only holders of the complete Kalachakra
practice and teachings. Jonang masters like that of Khentrul Rinpoche are the
only teachers in the world qualified to transmit Kalachakra completion
practices. To encounter one of these masters outside Tibet is incredibly rare.
The tour offers the opportunity to receive personal guidance and preparation
from Jonang Kalachakra master, Khentrul Rinpoche.
In Bodhgaya, prior to initiation, Khentrul Rinpoche will teach foundation
Kalachakra practice classes and meditations to prepare us for the
empowerment. Once the Kalachakra empowerment with His Holiness the Dalai
Lama commences, Rinpoche will not teach, however we will be able to attend
evening question and review sessions with Rinpoche to clarify our
understanding of the empowerment and penetrate a more profound view of
the practice.
Through Kalachakra teachings and initiation, exploration of unforgettable
sacred sites and new connections with Dharma brothers and sisters, the Tour
promises to be a challenging and inspirational spiritual journey. Our primary
aim is to provide further guidance on how one undertakes Kalachakra Tantra
practice for life.
The Tour commences in Bodhgaya on January 14 and concludes on January 26.
Cost: US $1800 (Includes accommodation, breakfast, evening teachings) Airfare to
Bodhgaya is not included.
The tour includes:
•
12 night stay in Bodhgaya, India which includes 12 days of Kalachakra
rituals, teachings and preliminaries guided by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
•
Daily guided meditations and reflections guided by Spiritual Director,
Khentrul Rinpoche and Senior students
•
3 star accommodation, breakfasts included
See the attached itinerary for more details.
Schedule
Date
Place
Description
14 Jan
Hotel Lumbini,
Arrive at Hotel Lumbini main reception for check in.
Bodhgaya
Registration for the initiation at the teaching ground.
Free time, & Introduction to Kalachakra discussion by
Khentrul Rinpoche.
15-16 Jan
Bodhgaya
7am breakfast and preparation.
Attend Kalachakra preparations and Introduction to
Kalachakra discussions by Khentrul Rinpoche..
Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by
individual preference.
Evening review and questions with Khentrul Rinpoche
7.30-9pm
Free time.
17-19 Jan
Bodhgaya
7.00am breakfast and preparation.
8.00am attend teaching ground for Preliminary teachings
Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by
individual preference.
Evening review and questions with Khentrul Rinpoche
7.30-9pm
Free time
20-22 Jan
Bodhgaya
7.00am breakfast and preparation.
8.00am attend teaching ground for preparations for the
initiation.
Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by
individual preference.
Evening review and questions with Khentrul Rinpoche
7.30-9pm
Free time
23-24 Jan
Bodhgaya
7.00am breakfast and preparation.
8.00am attend teaching ground for the initiation. After the
empowerment, Khentrul Rinpoche will bestow the oral
transmission of the practice book “The Divine Ladder” and
provide specific instructions for engaging with Kalachakra
practice
Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by
individual preference.
Evening review and questions with Khentrul Rinpoche
7.30-9pm
Free time
25 Jan
7.00am breakfast
Pilgrimage to Holy sites in Bodhgaya
Lunch and dinner can be had either as a group or by
individual preference.
Evening review and questions with Khentrul Rinpoche
7.30-9pm
Free time
26 Jan
Check out of Hotel Lumbini, depart Bodhgaya
Hotel Lumbini International: Great Buddha Road ,Bodhgaya, Gaya, Bihar
824231, India. Ph:+91 631 220 0351
Getting to Bodhgaya : Travel advice
Interstate and Overseas visitors are advised to arrive in Bodhgaya on the 14 of
th
January and make their way to Hotel Lumbini International to join the Tour. Upon
arrival inform reception.
Travel requirements
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All attendees MUST have travel insurance before commencing tour.
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All attendees MUST have travel vaccinations and a travel vaccination book
before commencing tour. TBRI can advise of mandatory vaccinations if
required. Please advise your local GP that we are travelling to India. If you have
pre-existing conditions such as asthma or heart conditions it is essential to
discuss this and seek medical advice.
What To Bring
Travelling India can be a challenging yet wonderful experience. It is essential that you
familiarise yourself with local customs and international laws.
Medical
A small first aid pack which includes:
Nausea and diarrhoea medicine
Travel sickness tablets, Altitude sickness tablets, Malaria tablets, Glucose powder,
Paracetamol tablets, Saline eye wash (India is extremely dusty which can affect your eyes)
Cold and flu tablets, Mosquito repellent, Sunscreen, If possible a personal ventilator just in
case of shortness of breath.
Accommodation
Accommodation is twin share at the Hotel Lumbini International. Rooms have free Wi-Fi,
24hour reception, restaurant and other facilities.
Clothing
Arriving in Bodhgaya in January, the temperatures average between 18 and 25 degrees
Celsius so we recommend you bring lightweight cotton clothing, walking sandals, a hat
and sunglasses. Evenings can be much cooler so we recommend warm clothing for night
time.
Women are recommended to cover their shoulders, chests and legs at all times, for this
reason we recommend women bring a variety of thin shawls.
We recommend you bring the following:
Walking boots, Sandals, Thick socks, Warm shawls, Warm woollen clothing, Layers of long
sleeved and short sleeved cotton tops, Thick and lightweight pants and/or skirts,
Waterproof jacket, Warm pyjamas, underpants.
Miscellaneous items
When attending the teachings, you will require something to sit on, which can be
purchased at the market before. You will also require a short range radio with earphones.
Other items which will come in handy are:
Umbrella, Hat, Sunglasses, Toilet paper/tissues, Small radio with earphones, Batteries,
Camera, SD card for extra storage, Torch/Lantern, Pen, Paper/writing book, Access to $500
for food and miscellaneous expenses
Requirements For Registration
4 X Visa photographs for personal identification for teachings
Copies of all your travel documents
2 photocopies of your passport
General rules
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Mobile phones should be kept to a minimum. Other technologies should be left at
home eg. Laptops
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Rooms are strictly for 2 persons only, if you have any requirement to change
accommodation please contact your Tour guide representative prior to the tour.
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Breakfasts are included in the Tour costs and are pre-ordered. If you have any
special requests please contact your Tour guide representative the day before.
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Please be punctual and attend all sessions that are not marked as optional
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Out of respect for the teachers we ask that participants attend all sessions
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It is recommended that any personal items be kept locked in your room, in a locked
bag, or put in secure storage at the hotel. The Tibetan Rime Buddhist Institute
cannot be held responsible for any items left around the property that are stolen or
damaged.
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Please be wary of wet, slippery and uneven surfaces when walking. The Tibetan
Rime Buddhist Institute cannot be held responsible for any injury incurred onsite.
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No incense or candles are to be used in rooms
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The Tour is smoke and alcohol free
Food/Medical Issues/Chemist
If you have a serious food allergy or medical condition we should know about please
indicate this on the registration form and/or inform us by email to discuss as soon as
possible.
Offerings
Traditionally, an offering is made to the teacher at the conclusion of the Tour (please note
that this is entirely optional) as a gesture of appreciation. You can offer whatever you think
is appropriate. However, here are a few suggestions – card, flowers, money, food or other
items. A Tibetan offering scarf (khata) is given to the teacher for blessing as part of the
ceremony and can be borrowed or purchased from retreat volunteers or you may like to
bring your own. Envelopes for monetary offerings will be available.
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