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His Holiness Turns 18 Years of Age

 

His Holiness at the birthday celebrations in Dharamsala

On June 26, 2003, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa turned 18 years old, according to the Western traditions of counting birthdays. (According to the Tibetan tradition, His Holiness was 19 years old as of the Tibetan New Year.) At Gyuto, though no large celebration was planned, many people showed up to wish His Holiness well. Offerings were made by representatives of the Tsurphu Labrang and Sherab Ling Monastery, and long life prayers were performed by a gathering of supplicants. His Holiness gave a teaching in the afternoon. In Rumtek, celebrations were presided over by HE Gyaltsab Rinpoche and a video message specially taped by His Holiness was played for the attendees. Read the rest of this article

Gold Cup Football

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His Holiness with football club in Dharamsala

On June 1, 2003, His Holiness was the honored guest at the opening of the Gold Cup Football tournament in Dharamsala. He gave an opening address, and watched the first day’s games.

In May, His Holiness engaged in intensive studies and practice and curtailed his interview schedule. He resumed public interviews at the end of the month. Read the rest of this article