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Overview of HH Gyalwang Karmapa Activity in Bodhgaya 2008-09

12th Annual Karmae Gunchoe Debate Session from December 11th to 29th, 2008:

His Holiness presides over the 12th Annual Karmae Gunchoe Winter Debate and Logical studies session which will be held at Tergar Monastery located at Bodh Gaya (Bihar). During the Session His Holiness will give teachings on Umaë Dües Dhon Sur khol Senghe Nga ro (Lion’s Roar: the synopsis of the middle way).

Teaching in Bodhgaya from December 31st to January 2nd, 2009:

His Holiness will give a public teaching at Tergar Monastery, the topic will be: “The Teachings of Kagyu Masters.”

More information about this teaching, please click the following link: Hwa Yue Foundation

26th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo from January 4th to 11th, 2009:

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa will preside over the 26th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo prayers for world peace which will be held at Bodhgaya. During the Monlam course His Holiness will confer Soljong vows and give teachings. This year His Holiness has initiated: In order to bestow blessings and merits to the people of all nations in a literal manner during the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo, His Holiness requested a collection of small stones to be gathered from each and every country of the seven continents. The stone collections will be used in the construction of a stone altar. His Holiness will personally perform a blessing ritual during the Kagyu Monlam, and the merits will then be dedicated to every human being in the world so that we all may have peace, safety, and happiness while being free from illness, hunger, disputes, and wars. Click the following link for more detail:

Teaching in Bodhgaya from January 12th to 14th, 2009:

His Holiness will give public teaching at Tergar Monastery, the topic will be: “The Gyalwang Karmapa shares his experiences: Living the Dharma.” The teaching will be focused primarily for the students from Western Countries. Click the following link for more detail:

From January 17 to 25, 2009

His Holiness will be in Saranath, Varanasi.

On 29th of January, 2009

His Holiness will be back to Gyuto, Dharamsala.

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