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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

His Holiness Guest of Honor at Global Conference for Peace (April 2006)

On April 8, 2006, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa was the Chief Guest at the “Global Conference for Peace” organized by the Mahabodhi Society of India. The Conference was held in New Delhi and commemorated the 2550th Buddha Jayanti.

On his arrival at Mavalankar Auditorium, the venue of the function, Dr.B.K..Modi, President Mahabodhi Society of India, along with Ven. Chosphel Zotpa, Honorable Member of the National Commission of Minorities, Government of India, senior functionaries of the Society and others in attendance, accorded the Karmapa a rousing reception. Several religious leaders from different faiths were seated on the dais.

 

His Holiness Karmapa performs the traditional lamp lighting ceremony to open the Global Conference for Peace on April 7, 2006 in New Delhi

After chants by the Read the rest of this article

HH Gyalwa Karmapa At Annual Teachings by HH Dalai Lama and Shoton Festival (March-April 2006)

His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa attended the Shoton Festival of Tibetan Opera in Dharamsala in April, an annual celbration of this important and vibrant Tibetan tradition. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was also in attendance.

His Holiness Karmapa also attended the Dalai Lama’s annual public teachings in Dharamsala from March 15-29, 2006. The Dalai Lama taught on Shantideva’s Compendium of Precepts, which is a compilation of the central Mahayana teachings on morality, vows and precepts. HH Dalai Lama also taught from A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and Milarepa’s Songs of Realization. Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Karmapa Concludes 2005-2006 Tour and Returns to Dharamsala (February 2006)

After closing the 2550th Buddha Jayanti Celebration in Bodhgaya, His Holiness returned to Varanasi on the 20th of February, arriving at Vajra Vidhya Insitute in the afternoon. On his final day in Varanasi, the Karmapa fed the deer at Deer Park in Sarnath and meditated in front of the relics of Sakyamuni Buddha stored at the Relic Stupa. His Holiness then departed for New Delhi, on his way to back to Dharamsala.

Before departing New Delhi, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa gave a teaching to the Tibet Study Group of India outdoors at the International Centre Auditorium in New Delhi. His Holiness arrived at his temporary camp in Gyuto Ramoche Tantric University on the 25th of February.

On the 28th of February, His Holiness was invited to participate in celebration of the Tibetan New Year (Losar according to the Phukluk Tibetan calendar — see Read the rest of this article