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His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

UPDATE (06-19-2011). Lama Zopa recently had a mild stroke and is recovering every day. All his teachings for 2011 have been canceled until further notice.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving  public teaching as well as the Kalachakra intiation this year in Washington DC, during the days of July 6 – 16 2011. His Holiness doesn’t often given initiations to a tantra of the highest class often in the US, so it’ll be a precious opportunity and very auspicious as well. The Kalachakra is often given to large groups, even to non-buddhists as a blessing for world peace, and there is no better place to spread this vision of world peace then the capital of a political super power.

Following the initiation, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche announced that he’ll be in Washington DC on July 17 2011. Lama Zopa will be teaching on the Kalachakra 6 Session Guru Yoga, the practice associated with the Kalachakra initiaiton that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give. The practice of 6 Session Guru Yoga is part of one of the comittments of a highest yoga tantra initiation, and is required for those who will take the initiation and not just take it as a blessing. Lama Zopa Rinpoche will also talk about how to keep the tantric vows and precepts associated with Kalachakra initiation.

More details on this will occur in the coming months, you can check the Guhyasamaja Center website for more information on Lama Zopa’s teaching on 6 Session Guru Yoga. Mainly the announcement is made so people can begin planning around this date.

One can learn about praises that His Holiness the Dalai Lama made about Lama Zopa Rinpoche here.

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