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Teachings in Delhi at India Habitat Center – February 19-20
His Holiness Karmapa will give teachings on “Cultivating Compassion” organized by The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Religious Discourse at Nagpur – February 21
His Holiness will give religious discourses on The Practice of Buddhism in Routine Life and Behavioral Approaches of Buddhist Layman, and Philosophy of Buddha for the Well Being of Humanity organized by People’s Democratic Movement (PDM).
Religious Discourse and Empowerment at Norgayling Tibetan Settlement, Gondia, Maharashtra – February 23
His Holiness will give a religious discourse and empowerment to the Bandara Norgayling Tibetan Settlement.
Religious Discourse and Consecration at Trivandrum, Kerela – February 25-27
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January 21, 2010 – Sarnath, Varanasi
Formally concluding the Bodhgaya leg of his winter tour, His Holiness departed the holy site of Buddha’s enlightenment just after mid-day and set out for Sarnath, repeating the journey Buddha Shakyumuni himself took after his enlightenment in order to teach his first circle of disciples to set the Wheel of Dharma in motion.
Meanwhile, in Sarnath, in joyful anticipation of His Holiness’ arrival, welcome gates were erected, the road was lined with white chalk and auspicious designs were painted on the approach to the temple at Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath. The khenpos and monks from the institute’s study program donned ceremonial hats and Dharma robes, and waited to receive His Holiness far down the road from the monastery. Closer to the monastery entrance, the road was lined with the remaining monastics and lay followers holding white khatas and peering up the road expectantly.
His Holiness arrived just after 5 pm, the noble sound of traditional Tibetan gyaling filled the air as many of those assembled leaned forward to catch their first glimpse of His Holiness.
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January 10, 2010 – Bodhgaya, India
On the eve of their departure from Bodhgaya after the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, over 1,500 disciples attended a public audience granted by the Gyalwang Karmapa at Tergar Monastery. Gyalwang Karmapa offered an oral transmission and words of advice on putting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings into practice. He spoke in Tibetan and Chinese to the large gathering, comprised predominantly of Tibetan and Bhutanese, with many international students in attendance as well.
Gyalwang Karmapa began by establishing a Dharma connection with the audience by conferring the oral transmission of the Chenrezig mantra and the practice text called All Pervading Benefit of Beings. Next, he underscored how extremely fortunate they had all been to receive teachings in the holy place of Bodhgaya from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whom we can see as Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, in human form. Gyalwang Karmapa stated that he himself had little to add to what His Holiness the Dalai Lama had said over the past five days. He then proceeded to encapsulate the main points that His Holiness the Dalai Lama had been stressing over the course of the previous Read the rest of this article