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His Holiness Karmapa Celebrates His 26th Birthday

June 26, 2010 – Gyuto

His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa celebrated his 26th birthday (according to Tibetan Lunar Calendar).

Tibetans and Buddhist followers living in Dharamsala celebrated the birthday of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Thousands of international devotees chanted hymns, praying for peace and harmony, while performing with traditional ritual instruments. His Holiness gave a birthday address in Tibetan, English, Chinese and Korean languages. In his brief speech to the gathering, His Holiness thanked fellow Tibetans and well-wishers around the world for their birthday greetings and for holding honorary celebrations.

Dignitaries including Tibetan government officials, parliament members and heads of NGOs, monasteries, nunneries and institutions conveyed greetings to His Holiness. Earlier in the day, the programme had begun with the offering of Mandalas to His Holiness, led by the Gyuto Khen-Rinpoche. Buddhist followers also offered prayers, wishing well-being and a long life to His Holiness. Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts group sang a song composed by His Holiness on his birthday.

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Live Webcast Teachings Conducted by Karmapa: Gampopa’s Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa

June 17, 2010

His Holiness’ teachings will be presented on a new, permanent home for the all future live webcast events from His Holiness:

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

Summer Teaching of H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa for International Devotees

Topic:
Dhagpo Rinpoche’s (Gampopa) Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa or Precious Garlands of Supreme Path.

Location:
Gyuto University Monastery, Dharmasala, India

Date:
June 18th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010

Morning Session:
India Time (IST): 6/18-6/20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taipei / Beijing: 6/18-6/20, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Pacific Time (PDT): 6/17-6/19, 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Eastern Time (EST): 6/18-6/20, 12:30 am – 2:00 am
GMT: 6/18-6/20, 4:30 am – 6:00 am

Afternoon Session:
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May 28th Live Webcast of Teachings by His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Completed Successfully

May 28, 2010

On 28 May, the Saga Dawa Düchen of the Iron Tiger Year (2010), His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa gave a special teaching from Gyuto Monastery in Dharmasala, India.

Recordings of the talk will be available at the following URL:

http://www.livingthedharma.eu/

His Holiness taught in Tibetan. Live translation was provided by the following translators:

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: English

Khenpo Tengye: Chinese

Barde Claire: French

Beata Stepien: Polish

Dasha: Russian

Dr. Annemarie Dross: German

Lhundup Damcho: Spanish

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The Sacred Letter of Prediction of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa

(1981; found 1990)

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The Letter of Prediction
by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa

Emaho.
Self-awareness is always bliss;
The dharmadhatu[1] has no center nor edge.
From here to the north [in] the
east of [the land] of snow
Is a country where divine thunder
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Gyalwang Karmapa Participates in Pujas for Dalai Lama’s Long Life, and for Victims of Qinghai Earthquake. Also, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjang Rinpoche Visit Karmapa

April 27, 2010 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

Today, during the first session of puja, Tibetans in Dharamsala and Jonang Monastery from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, offered Long Life prayers to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in order to observe the 50th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s arrival to Dharamsala in 1960 from Mussoorie. The prayer was led, performed, and sponsored by Gyalwa Jonangpa. His Holiness Karmapa, monks, and the community of Dharamsala also participated in the puja.

The second session of puja was led and performed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the presence of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa, dignitaries of Central Tibetan Administration, staffs, monks, nuns, lay people and many foreign sympathisers. The prayer began at 1 p.m. and lasted for two hours. The puja was a special prayer for Kyigudo Quake victims. Many lamas and members of the public participated in the puja, amounting to an assembly in the thousands.

Following the pujas, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjang Rinpoche paid His Holiness Karmapa a visit at his Gyuto residence.

 

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