„You have fifteen minutes! Then we‘ll continue our drive.“, our guide tells us when we stop by the roadside at Lake Manasarovar. „Yeah, right.“, I think and step out of the bus.
Driving from Lhasa westwards across Tibet, we have covered more than 1200 km over the past days. Our group of eleven plus guide plus driver is heading towards Mount Kailash (6638m / 21,778ft) and the plan is to spend more time at Lake Manasarovar (4590m / 15,060ft) after the Kailash circumbulation, not before. For me though, this moment now is crucial, and sacred. Continue reading
The 33. Kalachakra Empowerment in Ladakh, North India with His Holiness the 14. Dalai Lama.
Some of you knew, some of you might have guessed it: I went to the Kalachakra Initiation in Leh. Short notice my husband booked our flights (Delhi – Leh) and off we went. What can I say? It was awesome. And No, I did not convert to Buddhism. I simply followed my heart’s impulse and soul’s thirst to experience this empowerment. As far as I’m concerned, the religious denomination is just the packaging. I’m interested in what’s inside the wrapping, the actual forces at work, which are universal and cosmic.
After days of ritual preparations, offerings, purifications and teachings by the Dalai Lama, the actual initiation took place on the 12. and 13. July 2014. Location: Leh in Ladakh, Northern India on 3400m above sea level. Somewhere I read that there are two ways of attending an initiation, either as an active participant or as an interested observer and there is a great opportunity for both to gain much from the experience. I’d probably see ourselves somewhere in between. Continue reading