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HH Karmapa in Ladakh – Sept 11, 2008

Leh, Ladakh, September 11 – His Holiness Karmapa inaugurated a school in Leh yesterday. The school has been built with support from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust and managed by Nalanda Dharma Centre.

The school will give education of both Tibetan Buddhism and modern sciences to children of Ladakh region, especially from remote areas. The initial batch of students enrolled are from Drokpa tribe of remote Da-Hanu areas of Ladakh. Read more

HH Karmapa Arrives in Ladakh, Sept 9/08

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived in Leh, Ladakh, early in the morning to begin a “Dharma Tour” of the predominantly Buddhist region of India.

Hundreds of Buddhists, including Ladakhis and Tibetans, and visiting tourists were seen lining up since early morning along His Holiness’ entourage route leading up to Chokwang Monastery – keen to catch a glimpse of him. During the brief religious function at the Chokwang Monastery, he was offered Mandrel-Tensum and long life prayers.

His Holiness, upon accepting the offering, said that he was very happy to be in Ladakh for the second time.

Describing the Ladakhis as “devout Buddhist,” His Holiness said he has experienced a feeling of receiving great reverence and love from the people of the region during his first visit. “It is my prayer and hope to visit Ladakh and meet the people of this land many times in future,” he said.

HHK is scheduled to give a short teaching for a Tibetan SOS Village School Choglamsar on the 10th of September.

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Tibetan News About HHK in Ladakh, Sept 9, 2008

To read the news release in PDF format click here. Report by Khenpo Chokdup.


His Holiness in Ladakh, September 9, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)

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HH Karmapa Has Left Gyuto, Sept 8/08

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa left Gyuto for the Dharma tour launching from Ladhak and continuing on to nearby region.

His Holiness is scheduled to give teachings at Chokwang Temple in the Leh area of Ladakh on September 9th. Read the rest of this article