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Revival Of Kagyu Tradition of Practice of Tantras of Marpa Continues at Vajra Vidhya Institute (February 2006)

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At the request of Ven. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, His Holiness joined in the last day of the practice of the Dakmema Puja at Vajra Vidhya Insitute on February 13, 2006. In January 2002 after the completion of the 2001 Kagyu Monlam, His Holiness presided over a conference at Vajra Vidhya of all Karma Kamtsang monasteries. At that conference, His Holiness called on all Kamtsang Monasteries to focus their attention on reviving the cycle of the Thirteen Tantras of the Great Marpa Lotsawa, which tantras are central to the Kagyu monastic practice. The conference members decided to apportion the revived study and practice of these tantras among different monasteries. Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche and Vajra Vidhya kindly agreed to take responsibility for the the Hevajra and Dakmema practices based on the Hevajra Tantra. The Hevajra was performed in 2005, and this year the Dakmema practice was performed for the first time since that commitment was made by Vajra Vidhya Monastery. During the morning ceremonies, Ven. Khenchen Thrangu offered a long-life mandala to His Holiness.

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