BODH GAYA: Tibetan religious head, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje has reached here to participate in the highly-venerated ‘Kalachakra’ (Wheel of Time) ceremony being conducted by the Dalai Lama.
The Karmapa who fled Tibet and sought refuge in India in January 2000 is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school one of the four sects of Buddhism.
The Tibetan religious head has reportedly lent his organisation’s full support to the mega event being attended by over 200,000 Buddhists from 80 countries.
Under his direction, the Karmapa’s office of administration will provide 4,000 participants with three meals per day and accommodation free of charge at the large Kagyu Monlam facility near Tergar Monastery, according to news agency IANS.
The Kalchakra puja which began on January 2 will come to a close on January 14. This is the fourth time that the sacred ritual is being conducted at Bodh Gaya, authorities said.
Dalai’s preachings are being telecast live in 20 languages.