Kalachakra 2014 is in Leh, Ladakh from July 3 to 14: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the two main organizers of Kalachakra 2014, The Ladakh Buddhist Association and The Ladakh Gonpa Association. The Kalachakra is very complex teaching and practice in Tibetan Buddhism that literally means “Time Cycles”. The Kālachakra tradition revolves around the concept of time (Kala) and cycles (Chakra). Kalachakra teaches the practice of working with the most subtle energies within one’s body on the path to enlightenment.
Schedule for Kalachakra 2014 – Leh Ladakh
3rd July – 5th July 2014
His Holiness Dalai Lama and Monks of Namgyal Monastery will conduct rituals to consecrate the venue.
6th July – 8th July 2014
His Holiness Dalai Lama will give preliminary teachings on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (shetring).
9th July 2014
Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by monks of Namgyal Monastery.
10th July – 13th July 2014
His Holiness Dalai Lama will confer the Kalachakra Initiation
The long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.
Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari – Kalachakra 2014 Edition
Sarchu 7th July 2014
Drive from Manali to Sarchu. Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari starts.
Stay in Sarchu depends on us reaching there on time, else we will stay before Sarchu.
Today we start our Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari – Kalachakra Edition to Leh stopping at Sarchu for a night. We cross the Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m). We have a photography workshop “Stop Shooting Auto” on basics of photography in high altitude areas. Upon arrival in Sarchu we will set up our camp for an overnight stay. Sarchu is between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m
Leh 8th July 2014
Sarchu to Leh.
We leave early in the morning for Leh, through Nakeela and Lachung la Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch we drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and highest plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and the Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh you will be greeted by our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) before checking into our Hotel or Camp for Kalachakra 2014.
Kalachakra 2014 9th July 2014
Today we will witness on of the most beautiful congregation of Buddhist monks for Kalachakra 2014.Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by monks of Namgyal Monastery which is a superb opportunity to capture the culture and traditions of Ladakh on camera.
Kalachakra 2014 Initiation Leh 10th July 2014
Today His Holiness Dalai Lama will start the Kalachakra Initiation. The Initiation process spans several days, first is the preparation ceremony for Kalachakra Initiation, followed by two or three days of actual empowerment which itself involves a complex process.
Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake.- 11th July 2014
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass (5486 Mtrs). Pangong lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130km long . The picturesque lake is bisected by the international border between India and China. We spend the night on the shores of this beautiful Lake with the Milky Way to keep us company.
Pangong Lake to Leh- 12th July 2014
Today we drive back to Leh en route visiting Hemis Monastery provided we have time left.
Leh to Nubra Valley – 13th July 2014
After an early breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley through the Khardungla- Pass (the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft). Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the Valley of Flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. We explore this beautiful valley and the villages and monasteries surrounding it. Overnight stay at Camp.
Nubra Valley to Leh- 14th July 2014
After breakfast at the camp, we visit the sand dunes in the Nubra valley. That evening you can either rest or take a walk to the local market with us. Overnight at hotel. Reach early and witness the long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.
Leh Departure 15th July
Transfer to Airport
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