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His Holiness Presides at Parinirvana Anniversary of Very Ven. Bokar Rinpoche (November 2006)

On October 31, 2006, His Holiness left Gyuto Tantric University with Gyaltsab Rinpoche and his entourage, first traveling to Chandigarh for a lunch with a government official, AGDP Joti. After an brief stay in Delhi, His Holiness on November 2nd flew to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal, en route to Bokar Ngedon Chokhorling Monastery, where he is presiding over the third parinirvana anniversary ceremonies for the late Very Venerable Bokar Rinpoche. Numerous government, monastic and lay officials and representatives, as well as some 1,000 disciples, received His Holiness at the Bagdogra airport.

A rainbow appears outside Bokar Monastery during a teaching by His Holiness to the international sangha

On the morning of November 8, 2006, at Bokar Monastery, hundreds of international students gathered to listen to His Holiness Karmapa Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Attains Legal Age of Majority on June 26, 2006

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His Holiness Karmapa offers a prayer during the ceremonies on June 26, 2006 at Gyuto Monastery Tantric College in Dharamsala, India

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje celebrated His 21st birthday in Dharamsala, India on June 26th 2006. The auspicious occasion was celebrated on a grand scale and was attended by thousands people from the Himalayan areas and abroad

The birthday occasion began in the early hours of dawn in the main shrine room of Gyuto Tantric University. A Mandala offering, Tsok and Long Life prayers of Lama Chopa were presented to His Holiness by the resident Khenpo Read the rest of this article

His Holiness The Gyalwa Karmapa Attends “The Revival of the Tibetan Bhikshuni Ordination Academic Conference” (May 2006)

His Holiness at the Vinaya Holder’s Conference on the revival of the lineage of Tibetan Bhishunis

During the three days from May 22-24, 2006, the Gyalwa Karmapa attended the Third Academic Conference on The Revival of Tibetan Bhikshuni Ordination.” At the opening ceremony, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Gyalwa Karmapa, Sang-tung Rinpoche, Geshe Tupten of the Graduate Institute of Geshe Studies, and geshes, kenpos; Read the rest of this article

Saraswati Charitable Trust Begins Construction of Buddhist Retreat and Meditation Centre at Martam (April 2006)

The Saraswati Trust consecrates the site for the establishment of a Buddhist Retreat and Meditation Center at Martam

The Saraswati Charitable Trust was set up in the year 2003 as a Public Trust under the inspiration of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The registered office of the Trust is in Jangpura B, New Delhi, with a Branch Office in Gangtok, Sikkim to care for any ongoing projects in the State. The Saraswati Charitable Trust was established to support educational, research and religious institutions, along with many Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Represents Buddhist Religion at Interfaith Ceremony Celebrating Lord Buddha’s 2550th Anniversary

 

His Holiness, at the celebration of the 2550th Anniversary of the Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana, speaks to the Governor of Bihar, His Excellency R. S. Gawai

On December 29, 2006, His Holiness attended an interfaith ceremony at Maha Bodhi Temple to represent the Buddhist religion on the occasion of the 2550th anniversary of the year of Lord Buddha’s Mahaparinirvana. The occasion was celebrated by an interfaith prayer for world peace. His Holiness was invited to attend by the Maha Bodhi Temple Society who organized the prayer. The Governor of Bihar, His Excellency R.S.Gawai, was also present. – Tashi Paljor Read the rest of this article