January 3 - 14, 2017
His Holiness will be giving the Kalachakra at the request of the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration. During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from January 3 to 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals. From January 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) and Kamalashila's The Middling Stages of Meditation (gomrim barpa). On January 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from January 10 to 13. On January 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.
February 5, 2017
His Holiness will give a public talk on Reviving Indian Wisdom in Contemporary India at Talkatora Stadium. The talk is organized by Vidyaloke, an Indian wisdom initiative that aspires to rekindle the Indian legacy of wisdom, intellectual and spiritual curiosity. Contact Website: www.vidyaloke.in
March 12, 2017
His Holiness will give a short teaching from the Jataka Tales in the morning at the Main Tibetan Temple.
March 13 - 14, 2017
His Holiness will give two days of teachings on Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa) & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) in the mornings at the Main Tibetan Temple.
March 17 - 18, 2017
His Holiness will participate in a 3-day international conference on The Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Century being organized by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
March 19, 2017
His Holiness will give a public talk on The Art of Happiness in the early afternoon organized by the Anand Department, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh at the Vidhan Sabha Auditorium.
April 1, 2017
As part of the Concluding Program of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of The Assam Tribune, His Holiness will give a public talk on A Human Approach to World Peace in the early afternoon at the ITA Center for Performing Arts.
April 2, 2017
His Holiness will give a public talk on Ancient Indian Knowledge in Modern Times and also release his autobiography My Land and My People which has been translated into Assamese in the morning at the IIT Guwahati Campus.
April 3, 2017
His Holiness will give a talk in the morning at Dibrugarh University.
April 5, 2017
His Holiness will give a teaching and confer a White Tara Long Life Empowerment (drolkar tsewang) in the morning at the Buddha Park.
April 6, 2017
His Holiness will give teachings on Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Guru Yoga and confer the Avalokiteshvara Permission in the morning at Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery.
April 8 - 10, 2017
On April 8 & 9 mornings, His Holiness will give teachings on Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva at Yiga Choezin. On April 10 morning, His Holiness will confer the Rinzin Dhondup Initiation at Yiga Choezin.