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HH Gyalwang Karmapa Quietly Celebrates his 22nd Birthday

 

The assembled monks at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery in Dharamsala on the celebration of the Gyalwang Karmapa’s 22nd birthday

On June 26, 2007, His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s 22nd birthday celebration program commenced at 8 am in the morning at Gyuto Ramoche Temple, the Karmapa’s temporary camp in Dhramsala. Unlike last year’s celebration of the Karmapa’s attaining the age of majority, this year’s celebration was a quieter affair, although attended by some 2000 dignitaries and disciples.

On behalf of the people of Tibet, Tsering Phuntsok, Minister of Cultural and Religious Affairs of the Central Government of Tibet in Read the rest of this article

HH Dalai Lama’s Teachings to Tibetan Youth (June 1-3)

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa listens to His Holiness Dalai Lama at the latter’s special lectures for Tibetan youth

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa attended the special lecture on the essence of Buddhism, given to Tibetan youth by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness explained the key aspects of Tibetan Buddhism to Tibetan high school and college students, with great emphasis on the benefits of studying Buddhism. Highlighting the need for the study of Buddhism, His Holiness advised that a deeper and fuller understanding of Buddhism enables one to become what His Holiness calls a “Buddhist of the 21st century: “Complimenting faith with knowledge and reason, one understands why Buddhism is a philosophy, a religion, a science, to transform the mind.”

Over 3500 young Tibetans from India and five different countries have registered for this special introductory Buddhist class, which the Read the rest of this article

Guyhasamaja Teachings from HH Dalai Lama (May 19-30)

Their Holinesses Dalai Lama (center), Gyalwang Karmapa (right) and Sakya Trizen (left)

Their Holinesses Dalai Lama (center), Gyalwang Karmapa (right) and Sakya Trizen (left) lead procession commencing the Guyhasamaja teachings by HH Dalai Lama

Their Holinesses Gyalwang Karmapa and Sakya Trizin attended His Holiness’ Dalai Lama’s teaching and commentary on Guhyasamaja at the Tsuglagkhang. Over 2600 people attended the teaching, including more than 2000 monks and nuns, and 169 foreigners. To receive the empowerment, attendees were required to have already received the Guhyasamaja Initiation as a pre-requisite to these advanced teachings. Read the rest of this article

Photogallery of His Holiness Gyawang Karmapa’s Activities in April-May

Guyhasamaja Teachings from HH Dalai Lama (May 19-30)

Their Holinesses Gyalwang Karmapa and Sakya Trizin attended His Holiness’ Dalai Lama’s teaching and commentary on Guhyasamaja at the Tsuglagkhang. Over 2600 people attended the teaching, including more than 2000 monks and nuns, and 169 foreigners. To receive the empowerment, attendees were required to have already received the Guhyasamaja Initiation as a pre-requisite to these advanced teachings. (text continues below slideshow)

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Inauguration of Gyuto Monastery School (May 9, 2007)

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Inauguration of Gyuto Monastery School (May 9, 2007)

On May 9th, His Holiness inaugurated and consecrated the newly built Gyuto monastery’s classrooms, which are located within the Gyuto Monastery complex. The classrooms are equally usable by both young monks in the first through fifth grade, and Geshes undergoing the complete studies on advanced Buddhism. English and Science will be mandatory subject. Gyuto Monastery’s Khen Rinpoche offered a mandala to His Holiness and served sweet rice and tea. The inauguration ceremony concluded with the famous multi-tonal Gyuto chants. Read the rest of this article