Crowds Turn Out in India for Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra Empowerment

The ceremony is now conducted outside Tibet by the Dalai Lama, who escaped into exile in India in 1959 following a failed national uprising against Chinese rule.

2017.01.10
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Devotees and volunteers gather at the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra Empowerment in Bodh Gaya, India. Photo: RFA/Jigme Nyandak

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Participants wait to enter the Kalachakra Empowerment in Bodh Gaya. Photo: RFA/Jigme Nyandak

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Security officers stand watch at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo: RFA/Kalden Lodoe

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A devotee reads a Buddhist text at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo:RFA/Kalden Lodoe

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Young monks rush to serve tea at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo: RFA/Jigme Nyandak

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A monk prepares tea at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo: RFA/Jigme Nyandak

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Monks serve bread at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo: RFA/Jigme Nyandak

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A butter sculpture on display at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo: RFA/Kalden Lodoe

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A butter sculpture on display at the Kalachakra Empowerment. Photo: RFA/Kalden Lodoe

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Monks perform a ritual dance after finishing construction of the Kalachakra Mandala. Photo: RFA/Kalden Lodoe

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The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. Photo: RFA/Kalden Lodoe

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