by Tsering Lhadon ( CUTS)
Bodhgaya is located in Bihar. It is a home to the holistic sites for Buddhist, where the Gautama Buddha received Enlightenment 2600 year ago. Bihar is densely populated and poor part of northern India. More than two lack people all around the world gathered happily to receive the 34 Kalachakra Initiation from H.H. The Dalia Lama. It was held peacefully from the 3rd of Jan till the 14th of Jan.2017.
We started our journey from Varanasi on the 4th of Jan. with our teachers and students in the bus. We all reached joyfully and safely in the evening at Bodh Gaya. From the 5th of Jan we all cheerfully joined the teachings everyday. We wake up at 5 a.m. and attended the prayer from 7 a.m.10.30 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. His Holiness preached us about the path of Buddistsave avatara the path of (Buddhichita) life, to develop love compassion and inner peace. The last three days we received the Kalachakra Initiation
Indeed, I feel immensely blissful and privileged to the opportunity to visit the holy places for the first time in my life. As well as, I feel boundless fortunate to receive Kalachakra teachings from the most noble person in today’s world, His Holiness The Dalia lama.
May His Holiness The Dalia Lama live long and nearby. May his messages of love and Compassion spread the whole world. May we all received lots of happiness in every steps of our future.
Teaching at Bodhgaya
by Jigmet Chorol ( CUTS)
In the commence of New Year 2017 everyone wished people of the world had got a great opportunity to visit to the holy place, “Bodhgay”(where Shakya Muni Buddha achieved enlighten)to receive Kalachakra Initiation from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Kalachakra is a term in Vajrayana Buddhism that is wheel of time or time cycle. It is a complex teaching on giving permission or granting the authority to practice the tantra in Tibetan Buddhism. So this year the Initiation was held in Bodhgaya. Hundreds and thousands of people has gathered there to receive the initiation and also some may be for seeking advice from the great teacher His Holiness.
His Holiness always works for world peace. He shows the path to us. During Kalachakra also, he had given a profound teaching on how to be a good human being. Over all the essence of Kalachakra is to generate compassion and love towards all sentient beings and to be a good human being. The goal of every religion is dedicated to work for the welfare of others with unconditional love and compassion. He encourages us to work for the universal responsibility. We can promote world peace only when we realize the feelings or value of others. Whatever we do, we have to do for the welfare of others
Therefore, lastly I want to thank all our sponsors that we are very grateful for your all support and gratitude. Today we all can study with a good health is because of your support. We hope and pray that all sponsors may live a long life with a healthy mind and body.
Glimpse of Bodhgaya
by Spalzes Angmo (CUTS)
A few months before, the student Welfare Committee of the Central University of Higher Tibetan Studies and the mess mangers made a plan for the students related to the 34th Kalachakra Initiation at Bodhgaya which start from the 3rd of Jan. continued up to 14th January 2017.
The student welfare committee members and mess manger prepared well for both boys and the girls students. On the 4th Jan, we all took rest and went to meet our parents, teachers, and relatives.
Jigmet, lhadon and I went to meet Dr.Palmo and dharma sister Ven.Thubten Dolma. They visited the Bodhgaya few days before, we met both of them we had tea together, they are staying in a rented tent from the Ladakh Buddhist Association, leh near the Stupa. Then we went to the main stupa, there we circumubulate the stupa for a few time.
After that Dr.Palmo took us for lunch in a nice restaurant. We all had a very delicious lunch together, In the evening we came back to our place. During that days we all felt very glad that after a long time we met Dr.Palmo and dharma sister from ladakh.
His Holiness teaching started from the 3rd and continued till the 14th of Jan, I learnt was that we should be kind hearted towards other sentient beings. We should know human values. Every sentient being want happiness and no one want suffering. Today world that unfortunately we lack of our human values, kindness, practice of forgiveness and compassion toward ourselves as well as towards all the sentient beings. On this grand occasion I promised that I will try my best to be kind with very one and control my negative thought.
On 15th of Jan. all the students visited Nalanda and Rajgir which are considered a very blessed place so far as Buddhism is concerned. We all travelling’s all the night no one faced any problem during the initiation as well as on Journey. We felt very inspired as well as very blessed.