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KARMAPA PAST ACTIVITIES: April-June, 2010

900 years of KarmapA: memorial ceremony

June 27-29, 2010 - Gyuto

This year marks the 900th year since the birth of the First Karmapa Dhuesum Khenpa (1110-1193), who founded the lineage of Kagyu in 1139 C.E.

Tsurphu Labrang hosted a three day meeting in Gyuto to organize the 900th year celebration of Karmapa. His Holiness chaired the meeting. Attending the meeting were 31 representatives of different Karma Kamtsang monasteries and nunneries from India, Nepal and Bhutan; The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, representing Karmapa Foundation in America; Drupon Rinpoche, General Secretary of His Holiness Karmapa; Ringu Tulku, representing Karmapa Network Europe, Mr. Sonam Damdul, Member of Parliament of Tibetan Government in Exile; and Scholar Tashi Tsering, from Amnye Machen Institute.

It was decided that the celebration would be for one year beginning from the 8th of December, 2010 (that is 2nd day of the 11th month) to 27th Dec 2011 (3rd day of the 11th month according to Tibetan Lunar calendar). The opening ceremony will be from the 8th-9th of December, in Bodhgaya, and the closing ceremony would be for one week from the 21st-27th December 2011 in New Delhi. There will be exhibitions, resource person talks, and teachings from His Holiness Karmapa, Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche, Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche, Karma Chagme Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche, Bayoe Rinpoche, Khenpo Kathar Rinpoche and Khenpo Lodro Dhonyoe.

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His Holiness Karmapa celebrates his 26th Birthday

June 26, 2010 - Gyuto

His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa celebrated his 26th birthday (according to Tibetan Lunar Calendar).

Tibetans and Buddhist followers living in Dharamsala celebrated the birthday of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Thousands of international devotees chanted hymns, praying for peace and harmony, while performing with traditional ritual instruments. His Holiness gave a birthday address in Tibetan, English, Chinese and Korean languages. In his brief speech to the gathering, His Holiness thanked fellow Tibetans and well-wishers around the world for their birthday greetings and for holding honorary celebrations.

Dignitaries including Tibetan government officials, parliament members and heads of NGOs, monasteries, nunneries and institutions conveyed greetings to His Holiness. Earlier in the day, the programme had begun with the offering of Mandalas to His Holiness, led by the Gyuto Khen-Rinpoche. Buddhist followers also offered prayers, wishing well-being and a long life to His Holiness. Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts group sang a song composed by His Holiness on his birthday.

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Live Webcast of His Holiness Karmapa's Birthday Address

June 25, 2010

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa will be making a speech as part of his 26th Birthday Celebration. This address will be made available for public viewing via live internet webcast. His Holiness's Office of Information and Communications will be broadcasting this event via Live-Webcast.

The detail of the Birthday Speech Webcast is as follows:

Date: June 26th, 2010

Time:
India Time (IST): 6/26, 02:00 pm
Taipei / Beijing: 6/26, 04:30 pm
US Pacific Time (PDT): 6/26, 01:30 am
US Eastern Time (EDT): 6/26, 04:30 am
London Time: 6/26, 09:30 am

Webcast Site: http://www.karmapa-teachings.org

To convert India time to your local time, please click here. Please Return to this website no earlier than an hour before the scheduled time to find the link to the live webcast page.

admin@karmapa-teachings.org

 

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Video Recordings of His Holiness Karmapa's 2010 Summer Teachings are Now Online

June 24, 2010

The video recordings of the HHK 2010 Summer Teaching for International Devotees in flash format are now available for online viewing!

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

 

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Program Schedule For His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa's Birthday Celebrations: June 26, 2010

June 23, 2010

 

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Live Webcast Teachings conducted by Karmapa:
Gampopa's Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa

June 17, 2010

His Holiness' teachings will be presented on a new, permanent home for the all future live webcast events from His Holiness:

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

Summer Teaching of H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa for International Devotees

Topic:
Dhagpo Rinpoche’s (Gampopa) Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa or Precious Garlands of Supreme Path.

Location:
Gyuto University Monastery, Dharmasala, India

Date:
June 18th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010

Morning Session:
India Time (IST): 6/18-6/20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taipei / Beijing: 6/18-6/20, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Pacific Time (PDT): 6/17-6/19, 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Eastern Time (EST): 6/18-6/20, 12:30 am – 2:00 am
GMT: 6/18-6/20, 4:30 am – 6:00 am

Afternoon Session:
India time (IST): 6/18-6/20, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Taipei / Beijing: 6/18-6/20, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pacific Time (PDT): 6/18-6/20, 3:30 am – 5:00 am
Eastern Time (EDT): 6/18-6/20, 6:30 am – 8:00 am
GMT: 6/18-6/20, 10:30am – 12:00 pm

Live translation in English and Chinese only.

We sincerely hope you'll be able to virtually attend this precious teaching from His Holiness. Please e-mail the following address if you have questions or comments.

info@karmapa-teachings.org

 

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Photos from His Holiness Karmapa's Birthday events: June 26th, 2010

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Live Webcast of His Holiness Karmapa's Birthday Address

June 25, 2010

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa will be making a speech as part of his 26th Birthday Celebration. This address will be made available for public viewing via live internet webcast. His Holiness's Office of Information and Communications will be broadcasting this event via Live-Webcast.

The detail of the Birthday Speech Webcast is as follows:

Date: June 26th, 2010

Time:
India Time (IST): 6/26, 02:00 pm
Taipei / Beijing: 6/26, 04:30 pm
US Pacific Time (PDT): 6/26, 01:30 am
US Eastern Time (EDT): 6/26, 04:30 am
London Time: 6/26, 09:30 am

Webcast Site: http://www.karmapa-teachings.org

To convert India time to your local time, please click here. Please Return to this website no earlier than an hour before the scheduled time to find the link to the live webcast page.

admin@karmapa-teachings.org

 

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Video Recordings of His Holiness Karmapa's 2010 Summer Teachings are Now Online

June 24, 2010

The video recordings of the HHK 2010 Summer Teaching for International Devotees in flash format are now available for online viewing!

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

 

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Program Schedule For His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa's Birthday Celebrations: June 26, 2010

June 23, 2010

 

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Live Webcast Teachings conducted by Karmapa:
Gampopa's Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa

June 17, 2010

His Holiness' teachings will be presented on a new, permanent home for the all future live webcast events from His Holiness:

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

Summer Teaching of H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa for International Devotees

Topic:
Dhagpo Rinpoche’s (Gampopa) Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa or Precious Garlands of Supreme Path.

Location:
Gyuto University Monastery, Dharmasala, India

Date:
June 18th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010

Morning Session:
India Time (IST): 6/18-6/20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taipei / Beijing: 6/18-6/20, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Pacific Time (PDT): 6/17-6/19, 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Eastern Time (EST): 6/18-6/20, 12:30 am – 2:00 am
GMT: 6/18-6/20, 4:30 am – 6:00 am

Afternoon Session:
India time (IST): 6/18-6/20, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Taipei / Beijing: 6/18-6/20, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pacific Time (PDT): 6/18-6/20, 3:30 am – 5:00 am
Eastern Time (EDT): 6/18-6/20, 6:30 am – 8:00 am
GMT: 6/18-6/20, 10:30am – 12:00 pm

Live translation in English and Chinese only.

We sincerely hope you'll be able to virtually attend this precious teaching from His Holiness. Please e-mail the following address if you have questions or comments.

info@karmapa-teachings.org

 

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Karmapa Gives Speech on World Environment Day

June 5, 2010 - Dharamsala

"[At 8:00AM today, on it's founding anniversary, the] Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement [...] announce[d] this year’s Tesi Environmental Service Award to Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa (Environmental Protection Organization). Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa (RKST) is an association of Kagyu Buddhist monasteries [that] help protect the Himalayan region from environmental degradation under the leadership of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

RKST consists of thirty-six monasteries across India, Nepal and Bhutan that are working together to help create an environmental awakening in the Himalayas about the importance of forest protection, water conservation, wildlife preservation, climate change adaptation and waste management.

In the last two years, Gyalwang Karmapa has called for environmental commitments from Kagyu monasteries, nunneries and centers, and organised two major environmental conferences. With unwavering faith in His Holiness Karmapa, [the] Kagyu Sangha has done outstanding work in environmental conservation; from tree planting, to mass cleanup, to environmental education. Environmental resource materials as well as activities of all the Centres [can be] found [on] their website www.Khoryug.com."*

At 2:30PM, in front of an audience of hundreds, His Holiness gave a public speech on environmental issues, and what we can do to avoid harming the environment. Participating in the event was Gyuto Khen Rinpoche, Lama Omze, and a large audience consisting of those with an interest in environmental protection. The speech took place in the Gyuto Monastery main Shrine Hall and was webcasted live over the internet.

At 4:30PM, following his annual tradition, His Holiness did tree planting. In the Gyuto Monastery Garden, His Holiness planted several medicinal trees. Chants and prayers were made, aspiring for world and environmental protection. Also participating in the event was Gyuto Khen Rinpoche, Lama Omze, lamas, and Gyuto monks. The activities were concluded with Three Jewels prayers and aspirations.

*Quote from the Tibetan Sangha’s Eco-forum.

 

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Mass 49th Day Memorial Puja for Victims of Kyigudho Earthquake

June 1, 2010

An elaborate 49th day memorial mass puja service was held in the Thegchen Choling Temple, in McLeod, in remembrance of all the victims who lost their precious lives, and many others who underwent great destruction, who are still experiencing immense difficulty after the recent earthquake which hit Kyigudho region of Tibet.

Organised by the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, this special puja took place in the main Palace Temple from 8am to 10am. It was presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
At the invitation of the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa also joined in this puja and offered his prayers.

On his way back, His Holiness Karmapa, at the request of the Director of the Tibetan Library, had a short stopover at the Tibetan Library where he consecrated their new, recently constructed, blocks for conference auditorium and meditation room.

His Holiness left Gyuto Monastery at 7am and returned at 11am.

 

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May 28th Live Webcast of Teachings by His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa completed successfully

May 28, 2010

Karmapa

On 28 May, the Saga Dawa Düchen of the Iron Tiger Year (2010), His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa gave a special teaching from Gyuto Monastery in Dharmasala, India.

Recordings of the talk will be available at the following URL:

http://www.livingthedharma.eu/

His Holiness taught in Tibetan. Live translation was provided by the following translators:



Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: English

Khenpo Tengye: Chinese

Barde Claire: French

Beata Stepien: Polish

Dasha: Russian

Dr. Annemarie Dross: German

Lhundup Damcho: Spanish

Thanks to all who joined us for this special teaching on the most auspicious of days, the continuing full moon of Saga Dawa 2.0 (+1). The video copy of the teaching will be uploaded as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Webmasters@livingthedharma.eu

 

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special kagyu office announcement

May 13, 2010

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4th week: The King of Aspiration Prayers, the Aspiration for Noble Excellent Conduct for victims of Kyigudo Quake

May 11, 2010 - Dharamsala

Today, prayers were led by Gyalwang Karmapa. This week marks the 4th after the Kyigudo Quake, which claimed many lives and caused tremendous suffering.

This week, the prayer being performed was The King of Aspiration Prayers, the Aspiration for Noble Excellent Conduct which was led by His Holiness. Participating in the prayer session were Dharamsala local people, foreigners, the Chief of Justice of the Tibetan Government in Exile, the Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Government in Exile, members of the Tibetan Government in Exile's Parliament, the Assemby of Tibetan People's deputies, and others.

The chants were led by Namgyal Monastery and the puja was sponsored by Chushi Gangdruk's (Four Rivers, Six Ranges) main office in Dharamsala.

 

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Karmapa Attends Graduation ceremony at Sogar School

May 4, 2010

Today Gyalwang Karmapa attended the graduation ceremony of Sogar School, a high-school for Tibetan students. His Holiness attended the ceremony, gave a speech, and presented the certificates to each of the graduates.

 

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Karmapa's Request: Letter to Tibetan Kagyu Monasteries

May 2, 2010

MonasteryLetter

 

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Karmapa's Personal request: Sangha Dedications to survivors and deceased victims of Qinghai earthquake

April 30, 2010

HHKRequest

 

To the Source of Refuge, the Ocean-like Assembly of Sangha:

As you know, a devastating earthquake recently struck the area of Yushu in Tso-ngön [Qinghai Province]. The earthquake took the lives of tens of thousands of humans and animals and left many survivors with serious injuries and intense physical and mental trauma. On top of all of this, Thrangu Monastery saw the destruction of its temple and its precious contents, as well as the deaths of several members of the monastic community. In short, the region and its inhabitants have undergone unbearable loss. Please think of both the survivors and the deceased with love and fondness. I humbly request you to thoroughly pray for them and dedicate your virtues to them with a heart of great compassion.

The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
April 26, 2010

 

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Karmapa Participates in "Thank you Himachal Pradesh Day"

April 30, 2010: 9:00AM - Dari, Dharamsala

A "Thank You Himachal Pradesh Day" was observed today at Dari, near Dharamshala, to mark the 50th anniversary of residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in particular; and the Tibetan community, in general, in Himachal Pradesh. The ceremony was led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and in attendance were: His Holiness the Karmapa; Kalon Tripa; two speakers of the Tibetan Exile Government; and many Indian and Tibetan dignitaries. Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, the honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, graced this special occasion on behalf of the State Government of Himachal Pradesh. His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanked profusely the Government and the people of Himachal Pradesh for their kindness and generosity shown to him and to the Tibetan people all these years.

Following the ceremony, His Holiness the Karmapa commented that India’s kindness to the Tibetan people demonstrates their commitment to Dharma, which is why all Dharma continues to flourish here.

Prof. Prem Kumar Dumal, in his speech, made a special mention of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's presence and contribution in making Dharamshala, of Himachal Pradesh, a world famous place today.

The ceremony, attended by thousands of people, concluded with a grand tea reception arranged by DIIR, CTA, and the Regional Tibetan Welfare Office, CTA at Dharamshala.

 

 

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Gyalwang Karmapa participates in Pujas for Dalai Lama's Long life, and for victims of Qinghai Earthquake. Also, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjang Rinpoche Visit Karmapa

April 27, 2010 - Gyuto, Dharamsala

Today, during the first session of puja, Tibetans in Dharamsala and Jonang Monastery from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, offered Long Life prayers to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in order to observe the 50th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's arrival to Dharamsala in 1960 from Mussoorie. The prayer was led, performed, and sponsored by Gyalwa Jonangpa. His Holiness Karmapa, monks, and the community of Dharamsala also participated in the puja.

The second session of puja was led and performed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the presence of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa, dignitaries of Central Tibetan Administration, staffs, monks, nuns, lay people and many foreign sympathisers. The prayer began at 1 p.m. and lasted for two hours. The puja was a special prayer for Kyigudo Quake victims. Many lamas and members of the public participated in the puja, amounting to an assembly in the thousands.

Following the pujas, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjang Rinpoche paid His Holiness Karmapa a visit at his Gyuto residence.

 

HHDL&HHK

 

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Announcement from Karmapa’s Office of Administration - RE: Signature campaign "Free His Holiness the Karmapa"

April 23, 2010

It has come to the attention of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and Tsurphu Labrang (the Office of Karmapa's Administration) that a signature campaign to a global petition, addressed to the Government of India under the heading "Free His Holiness the Karmapa", is being circulated on the internet.

In this petition some false accusations are made. While it is true that the proposed Karmapa's Dharma tour to Europe in mid-May was not approved, it is not correct that the Karmapa is kept under any confinement or duress in India nor is he under any harassment. Therefore, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and Tsurphu Labrang categorically deny these unfounded accusations.

Ever since His Holiness's arrival in India in 2000, the Karmapa has received every kindness and consideration from the Government and the people of India. He is allowed free movement throughout the country except to a few border areas.

The Karmapa and Tsurphu Labrang are grateful for all the generosity, kindness and assistance received from the people and the Government of India.

 

Lama Phuntsok
Director, Information & Communication
Tsurphu Labrang (HH the Karmapa’s Office of Administration)
Camp: Gyuto Tantrac University, Dharamshala, H.P.
India

 

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Gyuto Monastery in Exile organises special prayer, Led by Karmapa

April 22, 2010 - Gyuto

The recent earthquake in Yushu Count., Xianghai Province, has caused a great loss of life, destruction of property, and left many injured and children orphaned.

While expressing their sympathy for those who have lost their lives, and in support for those who have lost their property and dear ones, as well as those injured in this catastrophic earthquake; the Gyuto Monastery in Exile organised a special prayer in the main temple this morning from 9am to 10am. His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa led this special prayer which was also attended by Venerable Denma Locho Rinpoche as well as many venerable abbots and venerable tulkus of their monastery.

At the request of media representatives of Radio Free Asia, Tibetan Voice of America, Phayul.com, Tibetan Voice of Tibet, Tibetan Chitsok Melong, Bod-kyi Bang-chen, Bod-kyi Dus-bab, Tibetan DIIR, and CTA, His Holiness sent his condolences and special message to all those who are affected by this earthquake.

Reported by K.M. Tenphel


 

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Announcement from The Karmapa’s Office of Administration with regards to Canceled European Tour

April 20, 2010

The Karmapa’s Office of Administration (Tsurphu Labrang) would like to express its sincerest regrets and sadness that the Dharma tour program of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa to Europe could not take place for reasons which have not yet been disclosed. We understand that this has created a lot of disappointment and frustration. However, we would like to request the many followers and devotees of His Holiness to take heart and not cast aspersion on any organization or government body for the cancellation of the tour.

We wish to thank the Government of India for all the assistance, hospitality and kindness that His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa has received after his arrival to India in the year 2000. We also thank Ven. Ringu Tulku and the organizers of the Europe Dharma Tour who have put in a lot of time and effort for many months in spite of their busy schedule and other commitments.

His Holiness' announcement has said, “I hope that this is merely a temporary setback and that I will definitely be able to visit Europe in the near future.” Remembering this, we urge all to remain calm and collected.

Lama Phuntsok
Director
Information & Communication
Tsurphu Labrang (HH the Karmapa’s Office of Administration)
Camp: Gyuto Tantrac University, Dharamshala, H.P.
India

 

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Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Suja TCV School

April 19, 2010


Photos by Palden Gyatso

 

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New Appointment of StafF In Tsurphu Labrang Administration

April 19, 2010

Today at 5.30 AM, 19th April, 2010, H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa added few more staff members to the Office of His Administration. The appointment was done traditionally by performing special prayers in the presence of His Holiness himself and by giving blessings individually in the form of offering scarfs and protection strings to each recipiant after completing the oath taking ceremony. His Holiness appointed the new members with the following assignments:

1. Garwang: Coordinator (Support Letter & Reincarnation Matters)
2. Karma Tsultrim Tharchin: Asst. Coordinator (Support Letter & Reincarnation Matters)
3. Woser Rabten: Coordinator (Monastery and Dharma Center Matters)
4. Longtok Tenzin: Assistant to Eng. Secretary, and Information & Communications Director
5. Sonam Paljor: Chanting Master, Rumtek; Dharma Chakra Center, Sikkim

The appointment ceremony was witnessed by other office bearers, senior lamas, and His Holiness's sister, Ngodup Palzom.

Special scented rice and tea were served with the concluding Auspicious Prayers and well wishes for complete success to all in the service of the Lineage and to all beings.

Report by K.M. Tenphel


Photos by Palden Gyatso

 

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Gyalwang Karmapa Does puja for Qinghai Earthquake victims

April 18, 2010

 

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An Appeal from the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa on Behalf of Victims of the Xinghai Earthquake

April 17, 2010

EarthquakeAppealTib

An Appeal from the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa on Behalf of Victims of the Xinghai Earthquake

The large earthquake in Yushu County, Xinghai Province, has caused great loss of life and injured many people. To date the death toll has risen above 1000 and the number of those severely injured has also risen above 1000. In total, more than 10,000 people have been injured.

When I heard this tragic news, I was very saddened at the loss, and began immediately to offer prayers for those who have been affected by this incident, both those who have lost their lives and the survivors. May those who have died be freed from the bardo state of terror and suffering of such an unexpected death, and be reborn in the pure lands or a higher realm. May the survivors who have undergone the suffering of loss of relatives and friends and the trauma of losing their homes be comforted and find relief. May they receive the emergency help they need as soon as possible, and be able to rebuild their lives. I will pray ceaselessly for this.

I request the monasteries of the different schools and devotees, near and far, to offer the following prayers: the Guru Rinpoche Prayers Barchey Lamsel, Sampa Lhundrub and Sampa Nyurdrub; the Wangdu Soldeb composed by Mipham Rinpoche; recitation of the mantras of Chenresig and Heyagriva; recitation of the saddhanas of the Medicine Buddha, Amitabha Buddha and Akshobhya Buddha; night-long recitation of The Twenty-One Praises of Tara.

In addition, I would ask everyone to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the relief work. I have instructed the Karmapa Foundation in America to donate $200,000 for immediate aid for the victims of this disaster and to help with the task of rebuilding. I have called on all Buddhists and compassionate people to pray sincerely for the victims of this earthquake, and to do their best, according to each one’s capacity, to become involved or sponsor different kinds of relief activity so that it will be effective.

Death and impermanence is an integral part of life. When this kind of disaster strikes, may the power of the natural goodness within all of us provide physical and mental comfort and the courage to start anew.

When you are happy, dedicate that happiness to all beings,

so that happiness may pervade the sky.

When you suffer, you are bearing the suffering of all beings.

May the ocean of suffering become dry completely.

 

17th Gyalwang Karmapa,
Ogyen Trinley Dorje,

17th April, 2010

 

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Message from Gyalwang Karmapa in Response to Devastating Earthquake Striking the region of Yushu in Tso-ngön [Qinghai Province]

April 14, 2010

Message

I was extremely saddened to hear of the catastrophic loss of human life and the severe destruction caused by the recent earthquake in the region of Yushu in Tso-ngön [Qinghai Province]. I am now leading a group of Kagyü monasteries in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and other areas in prayers and virtuous activities dedicated to the deceased, so that their fears of the transitions between life and death may be eased. Through traditional offerings of respect, I have also formally requested the prayers of great masters from the various Tibetan spiritual lineages.

I am holding the survivors of this tragedy in my thoughts as well, and I hope that aid quickly reaches them. By bearing witness to the harshness of cyclic existence and allowing this to broaden our hearts and minds, may we all be able to extend our effort in meaningful ways, for the sake of both the living and the dead. I offer my deeply heartfelt aspiration that all affected by this calamity will see the swift easing of the pain of separation from those they love.

The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
April 14, 2010

 

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IMPORTANT AnnOUNCEMENT:
GYALWANG KARMAPA'S VISIT TO EUROPE 2010

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April 8, 2010

The Kagyu Office regrets to inform everyone that the proposed visit of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa to Europe in May/June 2010 has had to be cancelled, due to circumstances beyond our control. We hope that this will be a temporary setback and that His Holiness will be able to visit Europe in the not-too-distant future.


Lama Phuntsok
Director of Information and Communication
Tsurphu Labrang, Dharamsala H.P. India

 

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