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His Holiness Hosts a Birthday Party and Visits TCV Chauntra (November, 2005)

His Holiness enjoys a birthday celebration for Ven. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpochenote: click image to go to slideshow page

On November 19th, His Holiness gathered with eminent Rinpoches in His Holiness’s audience room at his temporary camp in Gyuto Ramoche Tantric University to celebrate the 41st birthday (according to western calendar) of Ven. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. (Rinpoche was at Gyuto to offer the Rinchen Terzod Oral Transmission to His Holiness and other Rinpoches.) The assembled masters and lamas in attendance enjoyed birthday cake, tea soft drinks, and  His Holiness and each of the Rinpoches offered a Birthday present to Ven. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

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His Holiness at Bokar Monastery in Mirik (October, 2005)

The Karmapa with His Eminence Jamgon Rinpoche and His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery in Mirik in October, 2005The Karmapa with His Eminence Jamgon Rinpoche and His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery in Mirik in October, 2005

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On October 9-20, 2005, HH Karmapa traveled to Bokar Ngedhon Choekhor Ling Monastery to preside over a Grand Prayer Gathering in the main prayer hall of the new temple in the presence of the Kudung of Ven. Bokar Rinpoche.

Departure from Dharamsala

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinlay Dorje’s 10 day visit to Bokar Ngedhon Chokhor Ling Monastery in the township of Mirik in Darjeeling district began on 8th Oct 2005. His Holiness left Gyuto Monastery, Sidhibari at Read the rest of this article

Administrative Changes for the Office of HH the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The Office of His Holiness announces administrative changes in the staff of the office since the passing of General Secretary) (Zhanag Dzodpa Tenzin Namgyal in June of 2005. The Second Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche has been appointed to serve as acting General Secretary. Since the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in India in January 2000, Rinpoche has been at Gyuto Monastery serving the Karmapa as his primary attendant. Rinpoche also has substantial responsibilities for Dilyak Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal and is an advisor to Nalandabodhi. As directed by His Holiness, the Late General Secretary, while hospitalized prior to his passing, appointed Rinpoche as the acting General Secretary. Detailed information about the staff of the office is available here. Read the rest of this article

Karmapa at HH Dalai Lama’s 70th Birthday Celebration (July 6, 2005)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama celebrated his 70th Birthday on July 6, 2005. His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa attended the ceremonies, joining with others in prayers for longetivity of His Holiness, offerings of mandalas and celebrations of the accomplishments of the Dalai Lama. A photo of the Karmapa with the Dalai Lama is viewable at the Phayul website. Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Karmapa’s 20th Birthday Celebration (June 26, 2005)

HH Karmapa plays liturgical music during consecration ceremonies in June of 2005

On June 26, 2005, His Holiness became 20 years of age (21 years according to the Tibetan counting system). The program for His Holiness’s birthday commenced at 5:30am with a ceremony at Gyuto in which monks offered long life prayers for His Holiness. Afterwards, a song and prayer were offered by disciples of the Karmapa from Taiwan. Events continued throughout the day.

Earlier in the month, on June 20th, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa consecrated the new Tinkar Chodey Institute in Gopalpur, near Dharamsala, being constructed by Khenpo Rinchen Dhondrup. The Karmapa visited and blessed the construction which is currently underway. Read the rest of this article