KALACHAKRA FOR WORLD PEACE
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 includes also 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 H.H. the Dalai Lama in Graz, Austria, to 8000 people.
KALACHAKRA FIRENZE 2007
with H.H. Sakya Trizin
Two days of Kalachakra Empowerment and one day of Inter-religious Meeting for World Peace.
Sakya Ngon Ga Ling and Un Tempio per la Pace
in collaboration with Centro Ewam
KALACHAKRA FIRENZE 2007
28th of June at 14.00
First part of the Kalachakra Empowerment with H.H. Sakya Trizin
Organized primarily by Centro Sakya Ngon Ga Ling,
Associazione Vasubandu e Centro Ewam
29th of June at 14.00
Principal part of the Kalachakra Empowerment with H.H. Sakya Trizin
30th of June at 10.00-13.00
Inter-religious Meeting of Meditational Practices
of different spiritual Traditions
Meditazione Cristiana with Marco Lazzeri, director of
Centro di Meditazione Cristiana of Firenze
Mudra Goi Peace Foundation, Giappone, with Caterina Putignano
Pacha Mama Ritual with Yelitza Altamirano, Perù
Buddhist Meditazion 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,
Associazione Un Tempio per la pace
Desiderio Coir from Settignano
Music and dances from Tibet
Father Anthony Elenjimittan
Music by Claudia Bombardella
Aboulkheir Breghesche Islamic Comunity
Marioji Attombri Associazione Yogarmonia
African Music with Gabin Dabiré and Angelo Ricciardi
Erwin Laszlo, Club di 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, pellegrin nun
Riccardo Pacci, Japanese Buddhism Soka Gakkai
Conclusion H.H. Sakya Trizin
Peace Cerimony on the Arno river