His Holiness Departs Mindrolling Monastery and Returns to Gyuto
1st March, ’08: The Gyalwang Karmapa concluded the Gyalwa Gyatso puja and put on the Rig-nga during the Wang-len, at the end of the third week parinirvana of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche. In the afternoon,The Gyalwang Karmapa performed Minling Dor-sem Dung-drub puja composed by Jamgon Lodoe Thaye in the main shrine hall where the Kudung was placed. The Rinpoches and monks of Mindrolling monastery attended the puja with His Holiness.
2nd March, ’08: The Gyalwang Karmapa left Mindrolling monastery in the morning. Khorchen Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and Jetsun Dechen Paldon came to bid farewell until the border of Uttaranchal. On the way His Holiness paid a visit to the Center School for Tibetan in Paonta Sahib per its invitation. While addressing the students and faculty, His Holiness expressed his view that while the Tibetan people constitute such a small minority in the world, it is unequalled because it has such a rich culture and religion. His Holiness urged the students to make serious efforts to preserve our culture and religion while at the same time not neglecting modern education. His Holiness also consecrated the Bho-dong monastery in Paonta Sahib. At around 5 pm His Holiness arrived back in Gyuto monastery.
From 5th to 12th March, the Gyalwang Karmapa will be attending the Sang-wa-duepa teachings in Dharamsala from His Holiness Dalai Lama.