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Mount Kailash

Revised Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash 2014

The road to Mount Kailash in western Tibet is officially closed during the period of our regularly scheduled Jonang Foundation pilgrimage for the Saga Dawa Horse Year Festival. jf_prayerflags.jpg The two scheduled programs to Tibet during May and June will continue, but were re-routed to new pilgrimage sites in central and southeastern Tibet. This pilgrimage will be led by our director, Tibetologist Dr. Michael Sheehy . To join these programs, please contact us at [email protected] by May 10. A new program was...

2014 Horse Year Festival at Mt. Kailash

We are happy to announce that the Jonang Foundation 2014 pilgrimage to Tibet will be for the Wood Horse Year Festival at Mount Kailash, June 3rd to 24th.

The year 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. This is the year during the 12-yearlong astrological cycle that is understood to magnify the beneficial effects of pilgrimage. In Tibetan pilgrimage practice, it is said that circumambulating Mount Kailash once during the Year of the Horse is karmically equivalent to completing twelve circumambulations. The Horse Year Festival will occur on Saga Dawa, June 13, 2014.