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The Dalai Lama Begins Kalachakra Teachings - 2003-01-14

Dalai Lama has begun teachings on the 37th practices of Bodhisattva and the Lamp of the Path Enlightenment. More than 100, 000 Buddhists have gathered for the Kalachakra teachings at Bodh Gaya in northern Indian State of Bihar. The Kalachakra rituals are divided into two stages: the first stage consists of visualizing oneself as a deity and in the second stage Buddhists try to purify themselves. The Dalai Lama also urged his disciples to study the Buddhist texts and understand them.