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Dharamsala

27th May – Dharamsala, Gaggal airport.

The Gyalwang Karmapa received His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Gaggal airport today, the Dalai Lama returned to his home in exile after receiving the Templeton prize, the largest annual monetary award given to an individual, for his work in encouraging scientific research and harmony among religions; the latter being one of the Dalai Lama’s three main commitments. Beginning his tour from London, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had met with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

26th May – Dharamsala, Gyuto.

Indian football icon and former captain, Baichung Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Meets Indian Students From The Western Himalaya Region

21 May,2012 – Dharamsala

The Gyalwang Karmapa held a special audience with more than 200 students, staff and Western volunteers, from the nearby Spiti Hostel, a boarding facility providing accommodation for young men and women from the Himalayan regions of Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Zanskar in Jammu-Kashmir. In the main, the young people are post-16 years old students in local schools and colleges.

After welcoming them all warmly, the Gyalwang Karmapa spoke of the profound bond of religion, culture and even customs, which links people across the Himalaya.

First of all, he reminded the students that they had the opportunity not only to pursue their own goals and ambitions through higher education but also to make an impact on their own communities as well as society at large. Thus, he warned, they needed to reflect carefully on their motivation at each step of the way, because their motivation would influence both their direction and Read the rest of this article

Press Release Karmapa Office Of Administration

21 May, 2012 – Dharamsala

The Karmapa Office of Administration is very happy to confirm that the name of His Holiness the Karmapa has now been officially dropped from the charge made against him.

His Holiness the Karmapa’s position as a exemplary spiritual leader has never been more evident than during this trying period. His tranquility and focus has been steadfast, and his total faith in the fairness of the Indian judicial system remains unshaken.

Upon receiving the welcome news, His Holiness the Karmapa said, “I am happy that the charges has been laid to rest by the Himachal Pradesh Government and through the judicial procedure of democratic India. I am very grateful to the Government of India for giving me and hundreds of thousands of Tibetans asylum in this great country in our time of need. India has been my home for almost half of my life. Upholding the integrity of the historic relationship of our two countries is of utmost importance to me.”

The deputy General Secretary for the Karmapa Office of Administration, Karma Chungyalpa, said, “we have Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Attends Conference On ‘Buddhism and World Peace’

2 May,2012 – Dharamsala

The Gyalwang Karmapa along with Indresh Kumar, a prominent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha(RSS) leader and Gyari Dolma, Home Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration attended a daylong programme on Buddhism ,World Peace and Danger on Himalaya “Bodh Dharma – Vishva Shanti ” organised by the Himalaya Pariwar (Himachal Pradesh) in lower Dharamshala town hall.

Kalon Gyari Dolma briefed the gathering on the ongoing critical situation inside Tibet and appealed for continued support from the delegates for the Tibetan cause.

The RSS leader Indresh Kumar said Tibet was never a part of China and denounced the ongoing violation of basic human rights inside Tibet.

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmpa, in his address noted the same culture that Tibetans and Indians in the Read the rest of this article