Yesterday, 29th April 2018, several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries who practise Kalacakra in the Jonang and Kagyu tradition, organised grand Kalacakra sadhanas and events to commemorate the day Shakyamuni Buddha taught the Kalacakra Tantra.
I was fortunate to be able to attend the commemoration at the Jonang monastery in Nepal and offered the Lama and Khenpos there my newly published English translations, includin the Four Mandala Tara Offering that is regularly practised in the Jonang monasteries. I was generously offered a khatag, incense and a newly published Tibetan pecha text of the Kalacakra Nine Deity Sadhana.
In attendance, Jigme Dorjee Rinpoche.
Jonang Buddhist Institute and Monastery, Pharping, Nepal
In attendance Lama Yonten Gyamtso.
Jonang Takten Chophel Monastery, Mongolia
In attendance Kyabje Rinpoche.
Two Kagyu monasteries in India also made extensive pujas and preparations for the special day:
For photos and information click on the links.
May the Kalacakra teachings flourish and remain long! May all sentient beings attain full awakening.