August 5-6, 2009 – Dharamsala
His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa presided over the 13th annual Karmae Gunchoe meeting, which was held in Gyuto, Dharamsala. Two representatives of each of the following affiliated Karma Kagyu Shedras attended the meeting:
1.Rumtek Karma Shri Nalanda
2.Palpung Lungrig Jampa Ling
3.Lawa Kagyu Thegchenling
4.Bokar Thoesam Norling Gatsel
5.Kham Ghar Druk Tholob Dharma Kara
6.Nalanda International University
The aim of the meeting was to promote Karmae Gunchoe, as a platform to the participating students of different Shedras, as a place where they can exchange their views and broaden their knowledge; furthermore, to give the participating students an opportunity to have discussions with scholars and mutually pray for the long lives of all the masters of different religions and faiths.
It was decided at the meeting that the upcoming 13th Karmae Gunchoe will take place at Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, India, from November 24th to December 19th, 2009.
Lawa Kagyu Thegchenling and Bokar Thoesam Norling Gatsel will be the organizers of the 13th Karmae Gunchoe.
The topics of Tsema Namdrol composed by The 7th Karmapa, Choedak Gyatso; and Riglam Selche composed by Namgyal Dakpa, the teacher of 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje; will be debated and the discussions will be on the Dhamchoe Dul-wa (Binaya pitak).
His Holiness Karmapa will give teachings to the Karmae Gunchoe students on Dhom-Sum Ne-Kyi Sein-Dri, composed by The 7th Karmapa, Choedak Gyatso, from December 4th to 10th, 2009. The teachings will be translated into English and Chinese.
Gyalwang Karmapa presides over the 13th Annual Karmae Gunchoe meeting.