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Transmission from the 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche (Oct 27-28, 2007)

On the 27-28th of October at Gyuto Tantric University, His Holiness received the transmission of “Mila Gurbum” from Khamtrul Rinpoche. Khamtrul Rinpoche (Shedrup Nyima) is the 9th reincarnation in his line, and was recognized by 16th Karmapa and Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. Khamtrul Rinpoche is the head of Khampagar Monastery of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage and currently is residing in Tashijong, Himachal Pradesh. – Tashi Paljor Read the rest of this article

Visit to Dechen Chokhorling Mahvira (20-25 Oct 2007)

His Holiness visited Dechen Chokhorling Mahavira (DCM) from 21-25 October, 2007. DCM, approximately 200 kms away from Gyuto, is situated on a hilltop in Bhuntar, District Kullu Himachal Pradesh. DCM is a Drukpa Kagyu lineage Monastery. The head of the DCM is His Eminence Choegon Rinpoche. Rinpoche invited His Holiness to consecrate the main shrine hall and its core Buddha statue.

Short Biography: The ninth and present emanation of Choegon Rinpoche (Jigmey Choekyi Senge) was recognized at the age of three by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. The Karmapa presented His Eminence Khamtrul Rinpoche with three letters detailing the precise location of Choegon’s whereabouts, the house of his birth, his family and the year. Rinpoche was enthroned at the age of 6 in Khampagar Monastery. Khamtrul Rinpoche transmitted the complete teachings of Drukpa Kagyu tradition to him in Bhutan. Rinpoche also received many teachings from Kyabje Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche, H.E Trulshig Adiu Rinpoche, H.H Je Khenpo and H.E Tulku Ogyen Rinpoche. Rinpoche completed many practices in retreat including Vajrakilaya, Green Tara, Buddha Amitayus, Vajrapani and Padmasambhava and received the Khenpo degree at the age of 28.

Rinpoche supports and funds many community projects, and currently is Read the rest of this article

HH Karmapa Celebrates Award of Congressional Gold Medal to HH Dalai Lama (17 Oct 2007)

His Holiness Karmapa celebrated the award of the US Congressional Gold Medal to the His Holiness Dalai Lama. The Karmapa stated that he was rejoicing in this “historic day with utmost pleasure.” The award of the highest civilian honor in the United States is another recognition of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s exemplary peaceful, non-violent approach to the issues concerning the peoples of Tibet, and indeed, all beings.

In the morning, at Gyuto Ramoche Temple, His Holiness offered the mandala offering at the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama and performed a puja for this remarkable and historic day. Later, in an elaborate function by the Gyuto Ramoche University, Tibetan cultural songs and dances organized by TCV School of Suja, Gopalpur and local Nepali community were performed at the temple’s courtyard.

The Tsurphu Labrang and Gyuto Ramoche University organised the aspiration Puja led by His Holiness, and offered lunch to everyone who has gathered for the celebraton. – Tashi Paljor Read the rest of this article

Visit to Center School for Tibetans Dalhousie (October 4-6, 2007)

At the invitation of the local Tibetan community, NGOs, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC), Tibetan Women’s Association and the Center School for Tibetans (CST) Dalhousie, His Holiness The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje visited Dalhousie, district Chamba, on the 4th of October 2007. His Holiness consecrated and inaugurated a new settlement to benefit particularly scattered and destitute Tibetans.

The settlement project was funded through Tibetan Home Affairs by foreign supporters of Tibet. His Holiness presented the prizes awarded to students who topped the Center School Examination. During the visit, he CST students presented Tibetan cultural dances and songs. The school principal, Mr. Phunrab Choesang, spoke to the assembly, stating “It is our great merit that His Holiness has blessed this place” and expressed the deeply felt gratitude and many Tashi Delek to His Holiness. The principal narrated a short biography of His Holiness in Tibetan, English and Hindi to the public.

On the second day of the visit, His Holiness gave a public teaching based on The Six Perfections (Prajnaparamita) and conferred the Amitayus empowerment on the public consisting of thousands of devotees from the regions all around and foreigners. Later in the afternoon His Holiness Read the rest of this article

Karma Kagyu Monasteries and Sanghas Organize Ceremony for Longevity of HH Gyalwang Karmapa

 

HE Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche at the Long Life Ceremony for HH Karmapa on September 26, 2007 in Dharamsala

26 September, 2007, His Eminences Situ Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Rinpoche, and Jamgon Rinpoche led a long life ceremony for HH Gyalwang Karmapa organized by the monasteries and monastic and lay sanghas of the Karma Kagyu lineage. The Tenshug commenced at 8 a.m with the arrival of His Holiness in the main shrine hall. Over two thousand people from far and near who gathered here for the Tenshug of His Holiness, including numerous representatives of monasteries and official bodies. After a tea ceremony, His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche read the Tenshug letter of offering along with the presentation of eight auspicious signs. Later Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche read the praise with elaborate offering of the mandala to His Read the rest of this article