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. 

Organized by

Sakya Ngon Ga Ling and Un Tempio per la Pace

in collaboration with Centro Ewam

KALACHAKRA FIRENZE 2007

 PROGRAM
  
28th of June at 14.00

First part of the Kalachakra Empowerment with H.H. Sakya Trizin

Refuge Ceremony
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

H.H.Sakya Trizin

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

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