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Activities of The Karmapa 2000-2001 (2000-2001)

His Holiness was unable to make public statements until April, 2001, when he released a public statement and held a press conference. A number of media reports chronicled his activities at the time. At the end of 2001, he was permitted to travel to Bodhgaya, where he presided over the Pal Nyammay Kagyupay Sangha Monlam Chenmo, “The Great Monlam Aspiration of the Glorious Unequaled Kagyu Sangha.” The gathering of Kagyu monks from all over the world takes place annually at the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodhgaya, India, under the Bodhi tree, the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment. Read the rest of this article

December 2001

His Holiness presides over the Drogen Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya at the end of 2001

His Holiness led the Drogen Kagyü Monlam in Bodhgaya at the end of December. The vast ceremony required the preparations of monks from many monasteries, including Rumtek, and was attended by many thousands of monastics and lay people. His Holiness presided over all the sessions, and also taught the monastics and foreigners daily from Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, and on other profound topics. Read the rest of this article