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His Holiness Departs Mindrolling Monastery and Returns to Gyuto

1st March, ’08: The Gyalwang Karmapa concluded the Gyalwa Gyatso puja and put on the Rig-nga during the Wang-len, at the end of the third week parinirvana of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche. In the afternoon,The Gyalwang Karmapa performed Minling Dor-sem Dung-drub puja composed by Jamgon Lodoe Thaye in the main shrine hall where the Kudung was placed. The Rinpoches and monks of Mindrolling monastery attended the puja with His Holiness.

2nd March, ’08: The Gyalwang Karmapa left Mindrolling monastery in the morning. Khorchen Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and Jetsun Dechen Paldon came to bid farewell until the border of Uttaranchal. On the way His Holiness paid a visit to the Center School for Tibetan in Paonta Sahib per its invitation. While addressing the students and faculty, His Holiness expressed his view that while the Tibetan people constitute such a small minority in the world, it is unequalled because it has such a rich culture and religion. His Holiness urged the students Read the rest of this article

The Karmapa Tours Monasteries while in Dehradun after HH Mindrolling Ceremonies

27-28 February 2008. During the stay at Mindrolling monastery in Dehradun, numerous area monasteries requested the visit and blessing of the Gyalwang Karmapa. His Holiness visited the Dechen Choekhorling Monastery, which is of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage, on 27 Feb. Ga Rinpoche offered Mandala to His Holiness. On 28th Feb, in the morning, His Holiness visited the Tashi-Kyil Gelug Monastery. Alak Rigdol Rinpoche received His Holiness and offered a Mandala. Later, The Gyalwang Karmapa visited the Drikung Kagyu’s Songtsen Library, where monks and nuns welcomed His Holiness with their Serbangs at the gate. Director of the Library Dr. Tashi Samphel give details about the Library and later visited Kagyu Nang-ten Tho-lop with His Holiness. The Library is situated near to the Dickyi-ling Tibetan settlement.

29 Feb 2008. The Gyalwang Karmapa gave the Amithayus Long Live empowerment (Tse-wang) from a text called Drub-gyal-ma, which originated from the lineage of Jetsun Rangjung-pa (one of Read the rest of this article

HH Mindrolling Rinpoche Parinirvana Ceremonies in Clement Town

23rd February, 2008: His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at Mindrolling Monastery in Clement Town, Dehradhun, for the third week paranirvana puja of the His Holiness the XIth Mindrolling Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, Rinpoche, the head of the Nyigmapa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Just before arriving at the monastery His Holiness was received by Khandro Rinpoche, Khorchen Rinpoche, Sakya Gya-yum Chenmo, welfare officer of Dickyiling Tibetan Settlement and representatives of monasteries and associations at the Ponta Sahib border of Uttranchal.

His Holiness was welcomed by all the Tibetan people of the Clement Town Tibetan camp, international devotees and the sanghas with their Serbang. On the arrival of His Holiness at the main monastery, Sang-yum Sonam Peldon offered a welcome Khata and later Body, Speech and Mind offerings were extended by Khandro Rinpoche, Khorchen Rinpoche and Poe-nam Tulku.

His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa will preside over the Gyawa Gyatso puja from Read the rest of this article

Meetings and Puja in February

14 February, 2008: In the morning of the 8th day of first moon, His Holiness performed smoke offering puja along with the resident ritual monks at Gyuto. At 11 am. Drikung Khenchen Kunchok Gyaltsen had an audience with His Holiness. Read the rest of this article

Welcome to the Year of the Earth Mouse

7th February, 2008 is Tibetan New Year (Losar). The year is now 2135, the Earth Mouse year according to Tibetan Calendar. The Gyalwang Karmapa celebrated his Losar at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery in Dharamsala. In the morning of Losar, His Holiness presided over prayer at the main shrine hall. All the monks of Gyuto, the staff of Tsurphu Labrang and many devotees attended the prayer. Ceremonial sweet rice and Tibetan tea was offered by Gyuto Monastery to all who gathered here for the Losar Ceremony. Gyuto Khen-Rinpoche offered a mandala to His Holiness. The ceremony was concluded with the blessings from His Holiness to the assembly. Later, all the staff of Tsurphu Labrang had a private audience with His Holiness.

On Losar evening, His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche arrived at Gyuto Monastery to wish His Holiness ‘Tashi Delek’ for Losar and they had dinner together.

2 Feb, 2008. Dzigar Rinpoche had an audience with The Gyalwang Karmapa. Dzigar Choktrul Rinpoche Read the rest of this article