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HHK Arrives in Gyuto – September 26, 2008

Today His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived safely back to his residence at Gyuto University.

His Holiness could not complete the later branch of his Dharma tour to the regions of Jispa, Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur – part of Himachal Pradesh – due to heavy snowfall and blockage of the high mountain passes.

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Tibetan News About HHK in Ladakh, Sept 18-24, 2008

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HH Karmapa Airlifted Out of Ladakh – September 21, 2008

His Holiness Karmapa and his aides which includes his sister and the General Secretary Drupon Rinpoche were airlifted by an army helicopter from Bara-lacha Pass to Leh in Ladakh after he was stranded on the Bara-lacha pass for the last two days due to heavy snowfall. (Ladakh Gonpa Association, Ladhak Buddhist Association and Mr.Tsering Dorji organised the airlift).

His Holiness was on his way to complete his next leg of Dharma tour in Lahual spiti and Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh.

“His Holiness and his followers are fine and in good health, and will spend two more days in Leh in Ladakh” said Drupon Rinpoche General Secretary to His Holiness.


His Holiness in Ladakh, September 17-24, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)

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Tibetan News About HHK in Ladakh, Sept 14-17, 2008

To read the news release in PDF format click here. Report by Khenpo Chokdup.


His Holiness in Ladakh, September 14, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)

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HH Karmapa in Ladakh: September 13, 2008

On September 13, 2008, at 7am, His Holiness entered the great shrine hall of Mahey Gompa, where he performed ritual offering ceremonies together with the monks of Mahey. His Holiness engaged in special practices and prayers for the repelling of natural calamities in Asia. At 9am, His Holiness granted a blessing line to over 2,000 people who were not able to receive a blessing the previous day. Beginning at 10am, in the large field adjacent to the monastery, His Holiness bestowed the long life empowerment of Machik Drubpay Gyalmo and gave a talk connected to this empowerment. In his remarks, he gave advice on how to deal with day-to-day difficulties and gave other highly beneficial instructions. He also discussed the principle of samaya. Representatives of Mahey Gompa made 108 symbolic offerings of gratitude to His Holiness at this time. Approximately 8,000 people attended this event.

At 3pm, His Holiness gave an audience to around 70 people. At 5:30pm, since Drupon Dechen Rinpoche, the head of Mahey Gompa, was about to depart for Sherab Ling (in Bir, India) to receive teachings and transmissions, His Holiness’s entourage, led by Lama Phuntsok, were granted an audience by him.

At 6pm, His Holiness said prayers, and Read the rest of this article