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The initiation of Kalachakra is a part of the tantric tradition  of Tibetan Buddhism. It belongs to the highest class of Tantra, the so called Anuttarayogatantra.

Kalachakra is an expression of the enlightened  mind of the Buddha, that takes the  form of the deity (Kalachakra)  residing in his palace, surrounded by the universe, alltogether  composing his mandala.

The Kalachakra was conferred for the first time by  Buddha Sakyamuni Himself to the king of Shambala, to help the king and his people to fight against possible invasions by the enemy. It is one of the few initiations that is given to everybody and it represents a special blessing for those who participate and host it. 

The aim is to promote peace and tolerance on earth: the empowerment of Kalachakra may be compared to the gesture  of someone sowing seeds of peace into the mind of those who receive it. This is the origin of the link between the initiation of Kalachakra and Peace in the world.

An initiation is a blessing that is given to the participants by a qualified Master. The Master has to  belong to an unbroken lineage from Master to disciple, and must have fulfilled many retreats on that practice to be considered qualified. The initiation lasts two days and it is divided into a preparation part and a main part.

Kalachakra in Sanscrit means Wheel of Time, as to underline that the concept of time and cyclicity can be traced in the universe as in our breath, in the interconnection of macrocosm and microcosm that gives us a place in universal  harmony. The teachings of Kalachakra are vast and complex, they contain teachings on cosmology, epistemology, till studies on the mind.  They are interpreted at different levels, external, internal and other. The external relates to the laws of space and time of the physical world  and it includes topics such as astronomy, astrology and mathematics. Whereas the internal relates to the structure  and the elements of the human body and also includes its energetic system. The other is the doctrine, the way of the meditation on the deity and His mandala.

Kalachakra stands strongly against the system of Indian castes, It is against social and material discrimination  and tries to optimise the psychophysical and spiritual well-being  of the person.

We can say that this event on the Florentine territory is very auspicious, Kalachakra has never been conferred on a larger scale in Italy before. It has been given lately by HH the Dalai Lama in Graz, Austria, to 8000 people.


with HH Sakya Trizin

Two days of Kalachakra  Empowerment and one day  of Inter-religious Meeting for World Peace.  

Organized by

Sakya Ngon Ga Ling and  A Temple for Peace

in collaboration with  Ewam Center


28th of June at 14.00

First part of the Kalachakra  Empowerment  with HH Sakya Trizin

Refuge Ceremony
Organized  primarily by Centro Sakya Ngon Ga Ling, 

Vasubandu Association and Ewam Center
29th of June at 14.00 
Principal part of the  Kalachakra  Empowerment  with HH Sakya Trizin



30th of June  at 10.00-13.00


Inter-religious Meeting of Meditational Practices 

of different spiritual Traditions

Christian Meditation with Marco Lazzeri, director of

Christian Meditation Center of Florence

Mudra Goi Peace Foundation, Japan, with Caterina Putignano

Pacha Mama  Ritual   with Yelitza Altamirano, Peru

Buddhist  Meditation with  Ani Malvina Savio, nun in the Tibetan Sakya Tradition

Raja Yoga with Marioji Attombri

Sufi Dance  - Yogarmonia with Marioji Attombri

Walking Meditation  guided by  Leonardo  Anfolsi Reijo Zenji from the Zen Tradition  


Afternoon at 15.00


  Inter-religious Meeting for World Peace

"A Mind in Peace"

Presentation  by Marco Romoli  and Lucia Vigiani,

A Temple for Peace Association

Desiderio Coir from Settignano

HHSakya Trizin

Music  and  dances from  Tibet

Father Anthony Elenjimittan

Music by  Claudia Bombardella

Aboulkheir Breghesche  Islamic  Community

Marioji Attombri Yogarmonia Association

African Music with  Gabin Dabiré and  Angelo Ricciardi

Erwin Laszlo, Club of Budapest

Sandra Luschi,  Baha'i Faith

Richard Zimler, american author  with hebrew origin

Mario Affuso, Evangelic Church

Parabhakti Das, ISKCON Hare Krishna

  Indian Dance  with  Sanathani,  Orissi dancer

Giovanna Negrotto, pilgrim nun

Riccardo Pacci,  Japanese Buddhism  Soka Gakkai

Conclusion  HH  Sakya Trizin

Peace Cerimony  on the Arno river

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