In an effort to announce the inauguration of Vajradhatu Centre for Study and Practice of Indian Mind Traditions, Rahul Bam from Vajradhatu will ride to Bodhgaya, about 1800 kms from Pune on Motorcycle on 4th Nov 2018. He will be attending the 2nd Siddhartha Festival in the Mahabodhi Temple, under the tree where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. Organized by Siddhartha’s Intent India, Khyentse Foundation and Vana Foundation, Siddharth’s Festival is a celebration of one of the greatest figures the world has even known, Prince Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha. The festival will be a series of teachings, talks, prayers, sadhana, chants and offerings to the Buddha and will happen on the 16th and 17th of November.
Vajradhatu Center for Study and Practice of Indian Mind Traditions was created to be a meditation retreat center dedicated to the cultivation of ancient indian wisdom especially that of the Nalanda Tradition. Under the spiritual guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche it was built to explore ancient Indian teachings, the wisdom of which is still capable of bringing much benefit to the world. Apart from the usual facilities of a retreat centre, it hosts the largest statue of Guru Rinpoche in his Surya-Rashmi emanation. 8.11 feet tall and made in white stone the statue is located three fourths way up Vajradhtu’s hillside.
In close association with World Centre for Creative Learning Foundation(WCCLF) in Pune, Vajradhatu is organizing a talk series by Vidyadhar Mahayogi Ratnashree Guru on the 31st of January and 1st Febuary 2019 in Pune. The other partner organizations in this are Vana Foundation and Prajnadhara, who will be organizing Mahayogi Ratnashree’s talks in other cities of the country. The Pune venue for the talk series titled “What is a Buddha and History of Buddhism in India’, is yet to be declared.
Vajradhatu, supported by Siddhartha’s Intent, Tibet House and WCCLF will begin hosting retreats in Dec 2018, at its premise near Shivapur, Pune beginning December 2018.
Rahul will ride his Triumph Street twin to Bodhgaya and back, covering a total of around 4000 km and will pass through Nasik, Indore, Bhopal and Varanasi.