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His Holiness Activities - March, 2007

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His Holiness Presides Over Debate at Gyuto (March 17, 2007)

The Karmapa presided over the debates on Tantra held at Gyuto Monastery on March 17, 2007, held pursuant to the Gyutoe Ramoche tradition. Gaden Tripa, Ling Rinpoche was in attendance. His Holiness greeted the Gaden Tripa and noted the importance to Tibetan Buddhism of examinations in Tantra. (text continues below slideshow)

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Dalai Lama's Long Life Offering by HH Karmapa and Other Lineage Heads (March 14, 2007)

On March 14, 2007, His Holiness Sakya Trizen Rinpoche headed a long life offering to His Holiness Dalai Lama at Thegchen Chöeling Monastery at McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala. All the heads of lineage Kagyu, Nyigma, Sakya, Gelug and Bhön unanimously requested His Holiness Dalai Lama's long life, along with all the Tibetan officials ex and present. Afterwards His Holiness had lunch with His Holiness Dalai Lama at his palace.

His Holiness Karmapa amidst the heads of all the lineages offer a mandala of long life to HH Dalai Lama

Planning Meeting for 25th Intenational Kagyu Monlam Chenmo (March 10-12, 2007)

From March 10-12, His Holiness Karmapa presided over a planning meeting for the next and 25th International Kagyu Monlam Chenmo. His Holiness proposed that the gathering aim to engage in bodhisattva activity by arranging to provide free medical services and supplies for the local population in the Bodhgaya area. Regarding the Monlam itself, issues such as monastic discipline, communication between representatives and the preparation of multinational translations were discussed.

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa and the Eminences Gather in Gyuto Monastic College

His Holiness met with HE Situ Rinpoche in Delhi at the end of February, and gathered with the other Eminences in Gyuto in early March - Tashi Paljor