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