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The 12th Annual Kagyu Annual Winter Program of Philosophy and Debate Commences

Friday 12th December, 2008

In the morning of the 12th of December, the Gyalwang Karmapa completed his first public engagement, visiting the Mahbodhi Stupa. He was greeted by the President of the Mahabodhi Management Committee, who presented His Holiness with a traditional Tibetan khatag. He then went to the Mahabodhi stupa main temple and into the shrine hall where he prostrated three times, offered Mandala prayers and recited the Praise of the Twelve Deeds of Lord Buddha. He then completed two circumambulations: one inner and one outer circuit.

The visit to the Mahabodhi Stupa was followed by a visit to the Bhutanese Temple, where His Holiness inspected the work in progress on the butter sculptures for the Kagyu Monlam. The sculptures are being prepared by a group of monks and nuns, chosen for their expertise from several Kagyu monasteries and nunneries.

In the afternoon the Gyalwang Karmapa presided over an assembly of the participants in the 12th Annual Karmae Gunchoe. He spoke about the origins of debate in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and its importance. He encouraged all the monks attending the Karmae Gunchoe to have sincere Read the rest of this article

48th Anniversary of TCV School – Oct 28, 2008

Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school of Dharamsala celebrates its 48th founding anniversary celebration on 25th of October. His Holiness Dalai Lama and Gyalwang Karmapa were invited by the school to attend the celebrations as chief guests.

TCV’s founding anniversary day was huge celebration event. The day-long celebration showcased children presenting colorful cultural programs, fascinating callisthenic display formations and an impressive performance by the school band. There were also traditional Tibetan song and dance performances by individual and group artists.

The actual event usually lasts for three days.

On the second day TCV School observed its 24th Inter- House Athletic meet which is an annual inter-house games and sports competition.
The Gyalwang Karmapa was the chief guest for this program.

The Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at 8:50 am, he was heartily welcomed by all the students and heads of the school including Jetsun Pema La (His Holiness Dalai Lama’s sister)
The athletic competition lasted until after lunch. The Songtsen House was the winner for this year’s competition.
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HHK Gives Long Life Empowerment – September 28, 2008

Nangchen Nyer-nga Society offered Ten-Shug (Long Life) to His Holiness Dalai Lama on morning of 28th September. Gyalwang Karmapa was invited as Chief guest for the event. Later at afternoon as requested by the Nangchen Nyer-Nga Society Karmapa gave the long live empowerment at Gyuto Temple which was attended by almost a thousand devotees including all the members of the society.


His Holiness gives Long Life Empowerment, September 28, 2008

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HH Karmapa with Gurumaa, July 11, 2008

Today Anandmurti Gurumaa had an audience with His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa at Gyuto. Anandmurti Gurumaa is a spiritual leader of India. (www.gurumaa.com)


His Holiness Karmapa with Anandmurti Gurumaa
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HH Karmapa Visits HH Dalai Lama, July 6/08

On the occasion of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s 73rd birthday The Gyalwang Karmapa visited His Holiness’ Palace at Tsuklag Khang to offer a ceremonial scarf.

After that at Gyuto University, Thigtse Khen Rinpoche; Togden Rinpoche, President of Ladakh Gonpa Association; Mr. Rinchen, President of Ladakh Buddhist Association; had an audience with the His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa in accordance with the invitation to visit Ladakh. Read the rest of this article