Gyalwang Karmapa Turns 23, June 26, 2008
The Gyalwang Karmapa Celebrates his 23rd Birthday. The celebration began at 8 am in the main shrine hall of Gyuto monastery, His Holiness presided over the puja which was attended by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, Gyutoe Khen Rinpoche, Drozong Rinpoche and Mr. Sonam Damdul (Member of Parliament) of Tibetan Government in Exile, Mr. Sonam Topgye, Rinpoches, Lamas and international devotees.
The representative of Dharma centers offered Mandala, Gyuto Monastery and Tsurphu Labrang offered Tenshug (Long Live) to His Holiness to mark the celebration.
In the afternoon, His Holiness left the Gyuto Monastery for Trilokpur Nunnery accompanied by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche to give two days teachings at the request of international devotees. His Holiness cut the birthday cake at Trilokpur.
Photos of His Holiness Karmapa’s 23rd Birthday, 2008