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Mass 49th Day Memorial Puja for Victims of Kyigudho Earthquake

June 1, 2010

An elaborate 49th day memorial mass puja service was held in the Thegchen Choling Temple, in McLeod, in remembrance of all the victims who lost their precious lives, and many others who underwent great destruction, who are still experiencing immense difficulty after the recent earthquake which hit Kyigudho region of Tibet.

Organised by the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, this special puja took place in the main Palace Temple from 8am to 10am. It was presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
At the invitation of the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa also joined in this puja and offered his prayers.

On his way back, His Holiness Karmapa, at the request of the Director of the Tibetan Library, had a short stopover at the Tibetan Library where he consecrated their new, recently constructed, blocks for conference auditorium and meditation room.

His Holiness left Gyuto Monastery at 7am and returned at 11am.

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May 28th Live Webcast of Teachings by His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Completed Successfully

May 28, 2010

On 28 May, the Saga Dawa Düchen of the Iron Tiger Year (2010), His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa gave a special teaching from Gyuto Monastery in Dharmasala, India.

Recordings of the talk will be available at the following URL:

http://www.livingthedharma.eu/

His Holiness taught in Tibetan. Live translation was provided by the following translators:

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: English

Khenpo Tengye: Chinese

Barde Claire: French

Beata Stepien: Polish

Dasha: Russian

Dr. Annemarie Dross: German

Lhundup Damcho: Spanish

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The Sacred Letter of Prediction of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa

(1981; found 1990)

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The Letter of Prediction
by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa

Emaho.
Self-awareness is always bliss;
The dharmadhatu[1] has no center nor edge.
From here to the north [in] the
east of [the land] of snow
Is a country where divine thunder
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4th Week: The King of Aspiration Prayers, The Aspiration for Noble Excellent Conduct for Victims of Kyigudo Quake

May 11, 2010 – Dharamsala

Today, prayers were led by Gyalwang Karmapa. This week marks the 4th after the Kyigudo Quake, which claimed many lives and caused tremendous suffering.

This week, the prayer being performed was The King of Aspiration Prayers, the Aspiration for Noble Excellent Conduct which was led by His Holiness. Participating in the prayer session were Dharamsala local people, foreigners, the Chief of Justice of the Tibetan Government in Exile, the Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Government in Exile, members of the Tibetan Government in Exile’s Parliament, the Assemby of Tibetan People’s deputies, and others.

The chants were led by Namgyal Monastery and the puja was sponsored by Chushi Gangdruk’s (Four Rivers, Six Ranges) main office in Dharamsala.

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