There are two sections to the Kalachakra
initiation, the preparatory procedures, and actual initiation.
The six preparatory steps
Step 1. Setting a proper motivation
and bestowing the inner initiation
Setting the motivation involves the disciples purifying themselves by taking a bath symbolized by sipping a handful of water
prostration. The master
performs a ceremony of sending out a ritual
cake, which symbolizes dispelling any obstructions to the initiation.
The disciples then make a mandala
offering holding flowers in .