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    Welcomehis holiness the dalai lama

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    July 6, 2011

    Dear Friends of the Kalachakra,

    We would like to extend a heartfelt and grateful welcome to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, upon the opening of this historic Kalachakra for World Peace in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, on July 6, 2011.

    First taught by Shakyamuni Buddha in India, the ancient ritual of the Kalachakra is honored by highly accomplished spiritual masters from many traditions. With its special commitment to achieving the harmony of inner and outer peace, the Kalachakra offers an infinitely valuable and powerful antidote to the forces of ill will and divisiveness.

    The Capital Area Tibetan Association (CATA)along with the greater Tibetan community, and the Mongolian, Kalmyk, and Himalayan communitiesis honored to host this rare and wonderful event on behalf of Buddhists throughout North America and the world. The Kalachakra offers an unparalleled way to amplify His Holiness profound, unshakable commitment to the values of love, compassion, wisdom and interfaith harmony.

    We would like to deeply thank His Holiness for offering such an event in Washington, DC, where daily decisions affect the lives of billions throughout the world. In addition, we humbly want to offer our work on this great event as an expression of gratitude to the people of the United States, our host country, and to all those around the world who have so kindly supported the preservation of Tibets rich culture, spiritual heritage, and distinctive identity for many years now. Your kind and generous commitment has enabled Tibets unique wisdom-heritage to survive, spread, and take root in all parts of our world.

    At this time, we gather to raise a living mandala with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the center to teach us, guide us, inspire us, and bless us. By attending, you serve as the very instrument through which the great mandala of the Kalachakra for World Peace 2011 arises. Thank you for joining to create this noble gathering.

    In closing, we offer our earnest wish for the excellent health and long life of our great teacher and guide, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. May he continue to remain among us, to teach and inspire us with his wisdom and compassion, until all forms of suffering have ended and all beings know true and lasting peace.

    Sincerely yours,

    July 6, 2011 K a l ach a K r a r it ua l Pr ePa r at ions w e d n e s d ay

    6:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 9:30 am Earth Ritual Prayers9:30 am 10:00 am A Short Teaching (optional for public)10:00 am 11:30 am Celebration of the Birthday of His Holiness

    the Dalai Lama (Trungkar) GSPEC I A L E v E N T: A Trungkar Parade12:30 pm 1:30 pm Lunchtime Break1:30 pm 4:30 pm Earth Ritual Prayers (optional for public;

    no teachings will be given at this time.)

    GBetween the Kalachakra sessions, a Special Event will be held on the morning of July 6Th. To celebrate his holiness birthday (Trung-la-ya-soel), those who wish to participate in the Trungkar Parade can line up outside Verizon Center on the 7Th St. side, at approx. 11:30 AM, after the birthday ceremony at Verizon concludes. The parade will move from Verizon Center to the National Mall, at Madison Drive between 7Th and 4Th Streets, for concluding ceremonies.

    NoTES: 1 If you are in Verizon and plan to return that day, please have your ticket rescanned before leaving.

    2 All times are subject to adjustments.

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    Kalden Lodoe Lobsang Nyandak President Representative of his holiness the Dalai Lama The Capital Area Tibetan Association The Office of Tibet

    Co-CHAIRS oF THE K AL ACHAKR A FoR WoR LD PEACE 2011

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    daily scheduleJuly 7, 2011 K alachaKr a ritual Pr ePar ations t h u r s d ay

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 11:30 am Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 11:30 am 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break1:00 pm 2:30 pm Earth Ritual Dance (optional for public)2:30 pm 4:30 pm Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.)

    July 8, 2011 K alachaKr a ritual Pr ePar ations f r i d ay

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 12:00 pm Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break 1:00 pm 2:30 pm Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.)

    July 9, 2011 K alachaKr a Pr eliminary teachings s a t u r d ay First Day of Teachings

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:45 am 10:00 am Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) G SPEC I A L E v E N T: World Peace Talk

    on US Capitols West Lawn12 pm 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break1:00 pm 3:30 pm Teachings on Gyalsey Thogme Sangpos 37 Practices

    of a Bodhisattva (Laglen Sodunma); Kamalashilas Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa)

    G In addition to the Kalachakra teachings, a Special Event with his holiness will be held on the morning of July 9Th on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. All are welcome to the Talk for World Peace, with lawn-seating and free admission. Please come early. Gates open for admission at 7 AM, and the event will be from 9:30 AM till noon.

    July 10, 2011 K alachaKr a Pr eliminary teachings s u n d a y Second Day of Teachings

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission8:15 am 10:30 am Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.)11:30 am 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break1:00 pm 3:30 pm Teachings on Gyalsey Thogme Sangpos 37 Practices

    of a Bodhisattva (Laglen Sodunma); Kamalashilas Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa)

    July 11, 2011 K alachaKr a Pr eliminary teachings m o n d ay Third Day of Teachings

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission8:15 am 10:30 am Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.)10:30 am 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break1:00 pm 3:30 pm Teachings on Gyalsey Thogme Sangpos 37 Practices

    of a Bodhisattva (Laglen Sodunma); Kamalashilas Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa)

    July 12, 2011 KalachaKra ritual and offering dance f r i d ay

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 11:30 am Prayers (optional for public; no teachings will be given at this time.) 11:30 am 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break1:00 pm 2:15 pm Ritual offering Dance

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    July 13, 2011 K alachaKr a emPow er ment: w e d n e s d ay Preliminary emPowerment of students

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 11:30 am Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public;

    no teachings will be given at this time.)

    11:30 am 1:00 pm Lunchtime Break1:00 pm 4:30 pm Preliminary Empowerment of Students

    daily scheduleJuly 14, 2011 K alachaKr a emPow er ment t h u r s d ay

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 11:30 am Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public;

    no teachings will be given at this time.)

    11:30 am 12:45 pm Lunchtime Break12:45 pm 5:00 pm Kalachakra Empowerment

    July 15, 2011 K alachaKr a emPow er ment f r i d ay (15th day of 5th Tibetan month)

    7:00 am Arena opens for public admission7:00 am 11:30 am Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public;

    no teachings will be given at this time.)

    11:30 am 12:45 pm Lunchtime Break12:45 pm 5:30 pm Kalachakra Empowerment

    July 16, 2011 long-life emPow er ment a nd Blessing w e d n e s d ay 5:30 am Arena opens for public admission7:15 am 8:00 am Self-Generation Prayers (optional for public;

    no teachings will be given at this time.)

    8:00 am 9:00 am Long-Life Empowerment 9:00 am 12:00 pm Long-Life Ceremony for His Holiness 12:00 pm Lunchtime Break12:00 pm 3:00 pm viewing of Sand Mandala for public (during the lunchtime break)

    3:00 pm 4:30 pm Dismantling of Sand Mandala and Dissolution into the Potomac River

    4:30pm Concluding Prayers

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    special events A Trungkar Parade in the Capitol City July 6, 2011 a p p r o x i m a t e l y 11 : 4 5 a m 1 : 1 5 p m

    Celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lamas Birthday (Trungkar) with a traditional Parade!

    on the morning of July 6TH, a traditional parade will wind through the streets of the US Capitol to celebrate the 76TH birthday of His Holiness (Trung-la-ya-soel). Those who wish to participate can line up outside verizon Center on the 7TH Street side, after the verizon Birthday Ceremonies conclude (approx. 11:30 AM). The celebration parade will move from verizon Center to National Mall between 7TH Street and 4TH Street next to Madison Dr., where concluding ceremonies will be held.

    NoT E: If you are in Verizon Center and plan to return that day, please have your ticket rescanned before leaving so you can re-enter.

    A World Peace Talk July 9, 2011 9 : 3 0 a m n o o n

    Join His Holiness in Addressing the Cause of World Peace!

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the pivotal topic of World Peace in a public talk held on the front West Lawn of the US Capitol. All are welcome, with free admission after 7 am