Posted on December 30th, 2011, by

KHORYUG is pleased to announce that we will take up clean up and environmental education responsibilities during the 32nd Kalachakra initiation at Bodh Gaya from December 31 to January 12, 2012 as per the instructions of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa. His Holiness the Karmapa said, “carrying out activities to benefit the earth and to inspire people to take care of the environment during such an auspicious puja will have incomparable merit now and in the future.” He encouraged KHORYUG coordinators to use this opportunity to become environmental leaders and teachers for the Himalayan and Tibetan people.

KHORYUG members will clean up the Kalachakra main ground and surrounding area, the Mahabodhi Stupa, and the road between the Mahabodhi Gate and Nyingma Gompa. Member groups include over 100 monks from Gyuto Monastery, 21 nuns from Tilokpur Nunnery, 65 students from SUJA, and representatives from all KHORYUG monasteries and nunneries. 

Attaching waste baskets for use in Kalachakra main ground

Activities will include clean up of areas and roads, sprinkling of water on roads, environmental education programs at selected campsites and residences, and the dissemination of environmental information.  

The 32nd Kalachakra will be initiated by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. Considered one of the most important pujas in Tibetan Buddhism, organizers expect a huge turnout for the Kalachakra puja this year from across the world, including Tibet, Mongolia, China, Nepal, Bhutan and other Himalayan regions. This Kalachakra event was conceived by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, the late Dorjee Khandu. The details on 32nd Kalachakra initiation can be found at www.kalachakra2012.org.

Khoryug team discussing roles and responsibilities at Kalachakra

Volunteers are welcome – please contact us by email or approach our information desk outside of Kalachakra gate.

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