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Dharamshala — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said it had postponed the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodhgaya for one year, originally scheduled for January 2016. The announcement came during a press conference held by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, accompanied by two ministers at the headquarters of the CTA Monday morning.

In light of the busy year His Holiness has endured, including the 80th birthday celebrations and an intensive travelling schedule this fall including a week-long visit to England in September; a three-week visit to the US in October; teaching programs and visits in India in November and a three-week teaching program in South India in December, the CTA has announced that Kalachakra will be postponed for one year.

The preparation for Kalachakra requires longer time than other rituals to be performed by His Holiness, and are highly strenuous. Due to concerns from the general Tibetan population, the CTA has requested His Holiness to reduce his schedule to which he has kindly agreed.