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Inauguration of Dorzong Buddhist Institute in Gopalpur Near Dharamsala

September 12, 2010 – Gopalpur

On Sunday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated Dorzong Monastic Institute in the presence of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Dorzong Monastic Institute is a Buddhist learning centre located in a picturesque area covered with cedar forests, near Gopalpur village, some 20 km from Dharamsala.

Over a hundred admirers and followers gathered to seek blessings, as mass prayers were made for the inauguration.

The institute was established by the Eighth Kyabje Dorzong Rinpoche, to preserve Buddhism in general and the tradition of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage in particular.

The institute helps interested students of the Himalayan regions such as Zanskar, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, as well as Tibetans residing in India, to study and practice Buddhism.

His Holiness Karmapa emphasized the need to study Buddha’s teachings on cultivating love, compassion and ethical behavior based on reasoning and their relevance in our day-to-day life. He also underlined that awareness in understanding Buddhism, through study and logic, will help its preservation and Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Receives Kagyur Transmission

September 4, 2010 – Gyuto

His Holiness will be receiving the Kagyur Transmission from Sept 4 – Nov 4, 2010. Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will be giving the Kangyur transmission. 10 Rinpoches including: Kyabje Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche, Dorzong Rinpoche,2 Khenpos, and His Holiness’ sister will also attend the transmission.

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*Revised Schedule* Karmapa Grants Autumn Teachings Sept 15-19, 2010

September 4, 2010

The Karmapa’s Office of Administration is delighted to announce that His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa has kindly decided to grant series of teachings each season.

The revised schedule of His Holiness’ Autumn Teaching is as follows:

September 15th –19th, 2010

The autumn teaching will be held at Gyuto Monastery from the 15th to 19th of September. The teaching will take place daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. His Holiness will teach in Tibetan, however, Chinese and English translations will be available.

The topic will be “How to Generate Relative Bodhichitta.”

To attend the teachings, advance registration will be required and will be conducted on site at Gyuto Monastery. Registration will be open from September 10th–14th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Passport or ID is required.

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Karmapa Pays Tribute to Mother Teresa on 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

August 26, 2010 – Kolkata

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at the Indian city of Kolkata on Thursday to pay tribute to Mother Teresa on her birth centenary.

His Holiness visited the Mother House in the afternoon where Sister Prema, the Superior General, Head of the Missionaries of Charity, received him. His Holiness offered a floral tribute at the place where Mother Teresa was laid to rest.

Later in the evening, His Holiness inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled “Spirit of Peace”. The Exhibition has contributions from 11 international and 4 national photographers. The Karmapa was the chief guest of the Mother’s birth centenary celebrations, organized by the Young Men’s Welfare Society.

His Holiness has arrived back to Dharamsala on the 29th of August, completing his visit to Kolkata.

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Karmapa Leads Prayers for Drug Chu Zong Calamity Victims

August 21, 2010 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa led a special prayer at Tsuklag Khang temple in Mcleodgunj.

Hundreds of devotees including Tibetan Government officials, monks, nuns, and lay followers came to pay their respects and express their condolences and sympathy towards the victims and families of those affected by the natural calamity in the Drug Chu Zong area of Tibet. The calamity occurred on the 8th of August, 2010.

The prayer lasted two hours. All the attendees made deep prayers and were touched by the presence of His Holiness who was leading the prayer.

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