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Kalachakra initiation is part of the Tantric tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is of the highest class of tantras, the so called Anuttarayogatantra.

Kalachakra is a manifestation of the Buddha's enlightened mind, and his form is a deity (Kalachakra) who is in his palace, surrounded by the cosmos, the whole composing his mandala.

Kalachakra was first bestowed by Buddha Sakyamuni himself, to the king of Shambala, to help the king and his people unite against possible enemy invasions. It is one of the few initiations that is passed on to everyone and represents a special blessing for those who assist and those who host it.
The aim is to promote peace and tolerance on earth: the Kalachakra initiation is comparable to the gesture of one who throws so many seeds of peace in the minds of the people who receive it. This is the origin of the link between Kalachakra initiation and World Peace.

An initiation is a blessing that is given to participants by a qualified Master. The Master must be the holder of an unbroken lineage from Master to disciple, and must have made various retreats on that very practice to be considered qualified. The initiation lasts 2 days and consists of a preparation part and a part of the initiation itself.

Kalachakra means in Sanskrit Wheel of Time to underline that the concept of time and cyclicality must be traced in the universe as in our breath, in the interconnection of macrocosm and microcosm that places us in universal harmony.
The Kalachakra teachings are vast and complex, containing teachings from cosmology, epistemology to mind studies. It is interpreted on various levels, external, internal and more. The external concerns the laws of time and space in the physical world, and includes subjects such as astronomy, astrology and mathematics. The interior, on the other hand, concerns the structure and the elements
  of our human body,  it also includes its energy system. The other is the doctrine, the way of the meditation deity and its mandala.

Kalachakra takes a strong stand against the Indian kaste system, it is against social and material discrimination  and tries to optimize the psychophysical and spiritual well-being of the person.

It can be said that this event on Florentine soil was a great omen, the Kalachakra had never been conferred on a large scale in Italy before. 


with HH Sakya Trizin

Two days of Kalachakra Initiation and one day of interfaith meeting for Peace

Sakya Ngon Ga Ling and A Temple for Peace

in collaboration with Centro Ewam


28 June from 2.00 pm

First part of the Kalachakra initiation  with HH Sakya Trizin

Refuge ceremony
Mainly organized by Sakya Ngon Ga Ling Center, 

Vasubandu Association and Ewam Center
29 June from 2.00 pm 
Main part of the Kalachakra Initiation with HH Sakya Trizin



30 June - 10.00-13.00


Interreligious meeting of  Meditative practices

of different traditions


Christian Meditation with Marco Lazzeri, director

Center for Christian Meditation of Florence

Mudra Goi Peace Foundation, Japan, with Caterina Putignano

Pacha Mama ritual with  Yelitza Altamirano, Peru

Buddhist meditation with Ani Malvina Savio, a nun of the Tibetan Sakya tradition

Raja Yoga Marioji Attombri

Sufi dance - Yogarmonia with Marioji Attombri

Walking Meditation led by Leo Anfolsi Reijo Zenji of the Zen tradition


Afternoon at 3.00 pm


Interreligious meeting for peace

"A mind at peace"

Presentation by Marco Romoli  and Lucia Vigiani,

A Temple for Peace Association

Chorus Desiderio Da Settignano

SSSakya Trizin

Tibetan music and dance

Father Anthony Elenjimittan

Music by  Claudia Bombardella

Aboulkheir Breghesche  Islamic community

Marioji Attombri Yogarmonia Association

African music Gabin Dabiré and Angelo Ricciardi

Erwin Laszlo, Club of Budapest

Sandra Luschi, Baha'i Faith

Richard Zimler, American writer of Jewish origin

Mario Affuso, Evangelical Churches

Parabhakti Das, ISKCON Hare Krishna

Indian dance with  Sanathani, dancer  Orissi

Giovanna Negrotto, pilgrim nun

Riccardo Pacci,  Japanese Buddhism Soka Gakkai

Conclusion SS Sakya Trizin

Peace ceremony on the Arno river



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