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Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche Calls on His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa

August 6, 2010 – Gyuto

Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche met with His Holiness Karmapa at His Holiness’ residence in Gyuto. Loden Sherab Dagyab Rinpoche belongs to the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As “Kyabgön” (Lord Protector) of the Dagyab region in Eastern Tibet he is – like his predecessors since the 17th century – the spiritual and political head of the area. After the traditional study of Buddhist philosophy, Rinpoche graduated from the Drepung monastic college. Later Rinpoche joined the monastic communities of Nyagre Khangtsen of Ganden, and of Ratö Monastery.

The meeting between Dagyab Rinpoche and Gyalwang Karmapa lasted about half an hour. Rinpoche arrived in Dharamsala a week ago.

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Gyalwang Karmapa’s Various Activities: June-July, 2010

July 7 – Gyuto. His Holiness performed the Gye-Dor Lha-Nga (5 Deities of Hevajra) prayer from Je-Duesum Khenpa’s text Thug-Dham Nga. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, and all the monks in the Labrang, attended the prayers.

June 15 – Gyuto. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche offered Dhue-khor transmission to His Holiness, continuing last year’s transmission. Gyaltsab Rinpoche arrived in Gyuto on the 15th of June.

June 7. His Holiness made a short visit to the Library of Tibetan Works and Archive.

June 7. His Holiness visited the exhibition of Tibetan traditional appliqué and embroidered thangkas at Tsuglakh-khang. Mr. Tenzin Gyaltsen Ghadong requested His Holiness’ visit.

His Holiness performing Gye-Dor Lha-Nga.

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Gyalwang Karmapa Attends 75th Birthday Celebration of His Holiness Dalai Lama

July 6, 2010 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa attended the 75th birthday celebration function of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Featuring a day-long cultural show, the event was held in the courtyard of the Main Tibetan Temple (Tsuglag-Khang) in the presence of the Dalai Lama.

Thousands of Tibetan exiles, joined by visiting tourists and members from local Indian and Nepali community, attended the birthday celebration.

Leaders of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, including Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament Mr Penpa Tsering, other senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration, and local Indian dignitaries attended the function.

A group of Chinese from Australia also greeted the Dalai Lama on the occasion. Well-wishers representing local schools and the Indian and Nepali community of Dharamsala presented birthday gifts and greetings to the Dalai Lama. Tibetan, Indian, and Nepali artists performed cultural songs and dances in traditional costumes.

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900 Years of Karmapa: Memorial Ceremony

June 27-29, 2010 – Gyuto

This year marks the 900th year since the birth of the First Karmapa Dhuesum Khenpa (1110-1193), who founded the lineage of Kagyu in 1139 C.E.

Tsurphu Labrang hosted a three day meeting in Gyuto to organize the 900th year celebration of Karmapa. His Holiness chaired the meeting. Attending the meeting were 31 representatives of different Karma Kamtsang monasteries and nunneries from India, Nepal and Bhutan; The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, representing Karmapa Foundation in America; Drupon Rinpoche, General Secretary of His Holiness Karmapa; Ringu Tulku, representing Karmapa Network Europe, Mr. Sonam Damdul, Member of Parliament of Tibetan Government in Exile; and Scholar Tashi Tsering, from Amnye Machen Institute.

It was decided that the celebration would be for one year beginning from the 8th of December, 2010 (that is 2nd day of the 11th month) to 27th Dec 2011 (3rd day of the 11th month according to Tibetan Lunar calendar). The opening ceremony will be from the 8th-9th of December, in Bodhgaya, and the closing ceremony would be for one week from the 21st-27th December 2011 in New Delhi. There will be exhibitions, resource person Read the rest of this article