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Welcome

Daily Schedule July 6, 2011 Dear Friends of the Kalachakra, We would like to extend a heartfelt and grateful welcome to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, upon the opening of this historic Kalachakra for World Peace in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, on July 6, 2011. First taught by Shakyamuni Buddha in India, the ancient ritual of the Kalachakra is honored by highly accomplished spiritual masters from many traditions. With its special commitment to achieving the harmony of inner and outer peace, the Kalachakra offers an infinitely valuable and powerful antidote to the forces of ill will and divisiveness. The Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA)along with the greater Tibetan community, and the Mongolian, Kalmyk, and Himalayan communitiesis honored to host this rare and wonderful event on behalf of Buddhists throughout North America and the world. The Kalachakra offers an unparalleled way to amplify His Holiness profound, unshakable commitment to the values of love, compassion, wisdom and interfaith harmony. We would like to deeply thank His Holiness for offering such an event in Washington, DC, where daily decisions affect the lives of billions throughout the world. In addition, we humbly want to offer our work on this great event as an expression of gratitude to the people of the United States, our host country, and to all those around the world who have so kindly supported the preservation of Tibets rich culture, spiritual heritage, and distinctive identity for many years now. Your kind and generous commitment has enabled Tibets unique wisdom-heritage to survive, spread, and take root in all parts of our world. At this time, we gather to raise a living mandala with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the center to teach us, guide us, inspire us, and bless us. By attending, you serve as the very instrument through which the great mandala of the Kalachakra for World Peace 2011 arises. Thank you for joining to create this noble gathering. In closing, we offer our earnest wish for the excellent health and long life of our great teacher and guide, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. May he continue to remain among us, to teach and inspire us with his wisdom and compassion, until all forms of suffering have ended and all beings know true and lasting peace. Sincerely yours, Kalden Lodoe President The Capital Area Tibetan Association Lobsang Nyandak Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama The Office of Tibet

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K a l ac h a k r a R i t ua l Pr e pa r at ion s

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Arena opens for public admission 7:00 AM 9:30 AM Earth Ritual Prayers 9:30 AM 10:00 AM A Short Teaching (optional for public) 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Celebration of the Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Trungkar) G S pecial E v ent: A Trungkar Parade 12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunchtime Break 1:30 PM 4:30 PM Earth Ritual Prayers (optional for public;no teachings will be given at this time.) G Between

the Kalachakra sessions, a Special Event will be held on the morning of July 6th. To celebrate His Holiness birthday (Trung-la-ya-soel), those who wish to participate in the Trungkar Parade can line up outside Verizon Center on the 7th St. side, at approx. 11:30AM , after the birthday ceremony at Verizon concludes. The parade will move from Verizon Center to the National Mall, at Madison Drive between 7th and 4th Streets, for concluding ceremonies. If you are in Verizon and plan to return that day, please have your ticket rescanned before leaving.

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Daily ScheduleJuly 7, 2011 7:00 AM

K a l ach a k r a R itua l Pr epa r ations

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July 10, 2011 s u n d ay 7:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM

K a l ach a k r a Pr elimina ry Te achings Second Day of Teachings

Arena opens for public admission 7:00 AM 11:30 AM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunchtime Break 1:00 PM 2:30 PM Earth Ritual Dance (optional for public) 2:30 PM 4:30 PM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.)

Arena opens for public admission Lunchtime Break of a Bodhisattva (Laglen Sodunma); Kamalashilas Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa)

8:15 AM 10:30 AM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Teachings on Gyalsey Thogme Sangpos 37 Practices

July 8, 2011 f r i d ay7:00 AM

K a l ach a k r a R itua l Pr epa r ations

Arena opens for public admission 7:00 AM 12:00 PM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunchtime Break 1:00 PM 2:30 PM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.)

July 11, 2011 m o n d ay 7:00 AM

K a l ach a k r a Pr elimina ry Te achings Third Day of Teachings

Arena opens for public admission 8:15 AM 10:30 AM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 10:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunchtime Break 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Teachings on Gyalsey Thogme Sangpos 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Laglen Sodunma); Kamalashilas Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa)

July 9, 20117:00 AM

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K a l ach a k r a Pr elimina ry Te achings First Day of Teachings

Arena opens for public admission 7:45 AM 10:00 AM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) G S pecial E v ent: World Peace Talk on US Capitols West Lawn 12 PM 1:00 PM Lunchtime Break 1:00 PM 3:30 PM Teachings on Gyalsey Thogme Sangpos 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Laglen Sodunma); Kamalashilas Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa)GIn

July 12, 2011 f r i d ay7:00 AM

K alachakr a Ritual and Offering Dance

Arena opens for public admission 7:00 AM 11:30 AM Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunchtime Break 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Ritual Offering Dance

addition to the Kalachakra teachings, a Special Event with His Holiness will be held on the morning of July 9th on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. All are welcome to the Talk for World Peace, with lawn-seating and free admission. Please come early. Gates open for admission at 7AM, and the event will be from 9:30am till noon.

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Daily ScheduleJuly 13, 20117:00 AM

w e d n e s d a y Pr eliminary empow er ment of Students

K a l ach a k r a Empow er ment:

July 14, 2011 t h u r s d ay7:00 AM

K a l ach a k r a Empow er ment

Arena opens for public admission 7:00 AM 11:30 AM Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public;no teachings will be given at this time.)

Arena opens for public admissionno teachings will be given at this time.)

7:00 AM 11:30 AM Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public; 11:30 AM 12:45 PM 12:45 PM 5:00 PM

11:30 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 4:30 PM

Lunchtime Break Preliminary Empowerment of Students

Lunchtime Break Kalachakra Empowerment

July 15, 2011 K a l ach a k r a Empow er ment f r i d ay (15th day of 5th Tibetan month)7:00 AM

Arena opens for public admissionno teachings will be given at this time.)

7:00 AM 11:30 AM Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public; 11:30 AM 12:45 PM 12:45 PM 5:30 PM

Lunchtime Break Kalachakra Empowerment

Long-Life Empow er ment a nd Bl e ssing w e d n e s d ay 5:30 AM Arena opens for public admission7:15 AM 8:00 AM Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public;no teachings will be given at this time.)

July 16, 2011

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Long-Life Empowerment Long-Life Ceremony for His Holiness 12:00 PM Lunchtime Break 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Viewing of Sand Mandala for public9:00 AM 12:00 PM (during the lunchtime break)

3:00 PM 4:30 PM Dismantling of Sand Mandala 4:30PM

and Dissolution into the Potomac River Concluding Prayers

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Special EventsA Trungkar Parade in the Capitol CityJuly 6, 2011A p p r o x i m a t e l y 11 : 4 5 AM 1 : 1 5 PM Celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lamas Birthday (Trungkar) with a traditional Parade! On the morning of July 6 , a traditional parade will wind through the streets of the US Capitol to celebrate the 76th birthday of His Holiness (Trung-la-ya-soel). Those who wish to participate can line up outside Verizon Center on the 7th Street side, after the Verizon Birthday Ceremonies conclude (approx. 11:30 AM). The celebration parade will move from Verizon Center to National Mall between 7th Street and 4th Street next to Madison Dr., where concluding ceremonies will be held.th

Evening Dharma at the KalachakraClarify, deepen, and strengthen your understanding of Buddhism and the Kalachakra with the help of our extraordinary group of evening speakers.

July 7Alexander Ber zin Orientation To Buddhism and the Kalachakra

July 9Thupten Jinpa Under the Buddhist Umbrella: Do science, secularism, and religion all fit?

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you are in Verizon Center and plan to return that day, please have your ticket rescanned before leaving so you can re-enter.

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