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Tenshug for His Holiness Karmapa

June 24, 2009 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

From June 17th to 24th, the Hong Kong dharma centers, sponsors, and the Tsurphu Labrang offered a Tenshug to His Holiness Karmapa – marking the end of an eight day long Tsedup Puja.

His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche led the Tenshug prayer.

By the request of devotees, His Holiness gave a short teaching after the Tehshug prayers.

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Gyalwang Karmapa Attends Tsedup Puja

June 19th, 2009 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

At Gyuto, His Holiness attended the morning session of the third day of a Tsedup Puja. 160 monks and nuns from different monasteries attended the Puja. His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche led the Tsedup prayer which was specially performed from June 17th to 24th for the 25th obstacle year of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Many Rinpoches also attended the prayer ceremonies.

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Gyalwang Karmapa Celebrates World Environment Day

June 5th, 2009 – Gyuto/Dharamsala

With day-time temperatures soaring to more than 100 F, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa waited until the early evening before taking part in a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony took place on the grounds of Gyuto Tantric University, His Holiness’s temporary home near Dharamsala.

Accompanied by the Abbot of Gyuto and other senior Gyuto monks, Gyalwang Karmapa supervised the planting of ten saplings, various shrubs and a multitude of flowers. Read more

Karmapa Chief Guest at 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Cup Football Tournament

May 31, 2009 – Dharamsala

The 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football tournament kicked off today with an elaborate ceremonial opening at the Tibetan Children Village School.

His Holiness Karmapa graced the occasion as the chief guest. Ven Tsering Phuntsok, Minister of Religion; Mr. Chope Paljor Tsering, Minister of Health; Thupten Tashi Anyertsang from the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission; and Atul Fulzile, the Superintendent of Police, Kangra, were also present among other guests. Read more

Karmapa Attends Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) Puja, Marking the Start of Saka Dawa

May 26, 2009 – Dharamsala

Marking the beginning of the sacred Buddhist month of Saka Dawa, at Tsuglag-Khang in Dharamsala, His Holiness Karmapa attended a ritual Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) prayer session. Blessing pills were prepared during the ritual. The annual Saka Dawa festival pays homage to the three most important events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni: his birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Tibetan Buddhists believe that during Saka Dawa, the fourth month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar, the karmic results of virtuous and non-virtuous actions are magnified.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama presided over the prayer session at Tsuglag-Khang.

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