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Kagyu Office Announcement

January 28, 2011

Our lineage and His Holiness the Karmapa enjoy the love, trust and faith of millions across the world.  We have a rich history of public service made possible through financial dealings that are entirely transparent.  We will certainly answer all questions that the press and the public have, but for now we respectfully request you to allow us to concentrate on complying fully with the investigation that is underway.

Karma Chungyalpa

Dy. General Secretary and Spokesperson,
Karmapa Office of Administration Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Attends Tibetan College Students’ Annual Conference

January 7, 2011 – Dharamsala

His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje inaugurated the 5th All India Tibetan College Students’ Meet that began Thursday at Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies (CHST). More than 90 Tibetan student representatives from 25 different colleges and educational institutes in India are taking part in this 4 day conference.

His Holiness also inaugurated the student body’s website www.tcsc.net. Also present at the event were Kalon Read the rest of this article

New Year’s Day 2011 At Tergar Monastery

January 5, 2011 – Bodhgaya

Special Morning Prayers

For all those who had remained in Bodhgaya following the successful conclusion of the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo on December 22nd, Gyalwang Karmapa turned New Year’s Day 2011 into one to be remembered.

On December 31st His Holiness announced that the following morning there would be a special puja to celebrate the official Indian and Western New Year.

At 8:30am on January 1st 2011 more than a thousand people crowded in to the main shrine room at Tergar Monastery to join His Holiness in morning prayers, including prayers for auspiciousness, Refuge Prayers, The auspiciousness of the twelve deeds, King of aspirations and Milarepa’s aspiration, in the coming year. The congregation included Mingyur Rinpoche and his brother, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, 250 junior monks from Mingyur Rinpoche’s monastery, Read the rest of this article

28th Kagyu Monlam: Day Eight

December 22, 2010 – Bodhgaya

SESSION ONE
Sojong & Long-Life Offering to The Three Senior Lamas

On the last day of the 28th Kagyu Monlam, in the early morning session, three small thrones had been set up facing His Holiness’s higher throne, in preparation for the long-life offerings to three of His Holiness’ teachers: Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche, Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, who even though they are advanced in age, due to the strength of their bodhisattva vow, continue to stay in this world to turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of beings.

All three Ripoches who needed help to stand and walk and yet in spite of his physical handicap came to this auspicious event demonstrating their indomitable spirit, teaching to us to persevere no matter what. These three Lamas are from the last generation of Lamas who were raised in Tibet before the communist Read the rest of this article

28TH Kagyu Monlam: Day Seven

December 21, 2010 – Bodhgaya

SESSION ONE: SOJONG VOWS, MEDICINE BUDDHA SADHANA & KANGYUR PROCESSION

This cool December morning after all the monks and nuns were seated, the Rinpoches arrived and took their seats. Kyabje Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kyabje Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche, Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche, Khenpo Lodrö Dönyö Rinpoche, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche were there. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, who arrived in Bodh Gaya yesterday, were also able to attend.

His Holiness arrived before dawn, sat beneath the bodhi tree and bestowed the sojong vows, reminding us of our motivation, to take the vows for the benefit of beings.

After the Sanskrit prayers, the umze with his voice resonating over the intercom, never missing a beat, went into the Ritual offering to the Medicine Buddha and the Seven Tathagatas, which is now Read the rest of this article