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10 day Tibetan Shoton Festival Begins

March 27, 2010 – Dharamsala

This beginning of the 15th Shoton festival, an annual celebration of Tibetan Opera (Lhamo), was blessed and inaugurated by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The event opened at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala on 27th March, 2010. His Holiness presided at the TIPA performance as the chief guest. From all over India and Nepal, Tibetan Opera associations from Tibetan communities came together to perform Tibetan dramatic arts. Through dramatic performances of song and choreographed dance, vibrant traditional Tibetan artistic practices were expressed.

In Tibet, Shoton is held annually from the end of the sixth month to the middle of the seventh month (according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar) and traditionally celebrates the coming of spring and a generous harvest

This year, the participating performance company will travel to six Tibetan Schools in the Dharamsala area, to introduce this historic Tibetan art and opera to the younger Tibetan generations. The school tour commences from Lower TCV on 29 March, 2010.

The Shoton will conclude on 6th April, Read the rest of this article

Dialectical Examination of Gyuto Tantric University

March 12, 2010 – Gyuto

His Holiness presided over the two-day Tantric Dialectical Examination of Gyuto Tantric University.

The examination is held every three years. In the presence of His Holiness and Khenpos, over 70 Geshe Lharimpas who have completed their studies of the four classes of tantra: Kriya Tantra, Carya Tantra, Yoga Tantra, and Annuttarayoga Tantra, took their Tantric Dialectical Examination. All the examinees came from the main three monasteries: Sera, Drepung, Gaden, and other 6 monasteries. Read more

Appointment of the New Administrative Office

March 4, 2010 – Gyuto

At 7 am this morning, His Holiness bestowed the inaugural prayers for the appointment of new office bearers who have now been assigned to look after the different sections of Karmapa’s Office of Administration (Tsurphu Labrang).

The prayer was attended by both Chagzoes, Ngodup Palzom. Read more

Special Announcement from The Tsurphu Labrang

March 4, 2010

The Office of Administration of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa (Tsurphu Labrang) at Gyuto Tantric University has been reorganised. The new structure will take effect from March 4th, 2010, for a term of one year, with responsibilities allocated as follows:

1. Thupten Sherab: Director of Finance and Accounts & Secretary Tibetan
tl.finance.account@gmail.com, 9418294401

2. Lama Phuntsok: Director of Information and Communication
tl.info.co@gmail.com, 9882735918

3. Karma Tenkyong Wangpo: Director of Internal Affairs
tl.internal@gmail.com, 9418540297

4. Gompo Tsering: Director of External Affairs
tl.external@gmail.com, 9816045556

5. Karma Thinley Yongdu – Director of Supplies and Procurement, 1892-236637

6. Chemed Choegyal: Secretary Read the rest of this article