KALACHAKRA-Pilgrims Converge On Bodhgaya-2012 - Thomas L. Kelly

Budhist Lamas in prayer, Bodhgaya, India.
Monks attending the Kalachakra Initiation at the Mahaboudhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. The Mahabodhi Temple marks the site of Buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years ago. For centuries Tibetans have made pilgrimages across the Himalayas to sites connected with the life of the historical Buddha. From a Tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is believed that the activities performed at these places become a memory of the place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual and meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences can be evoked.

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