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HHK Visits Changthang – Sept 13-17, 2008

His Holiness Karmapa visited Changthang, eastern Ladakh and Nubra valley in northern Ladakh. He has delivered a one-day religious discourse at Choglmasar in Leh, Disket in Nubra and Mahey Gonpa in Changthang areas. His Holiness visited Skimthang Village, Kesar Village and had lunch at Rani-bagh, he was greeted by all the villagers and had short receptions at each village he passes.

His Holiness visited Jivetsal Phodrang at Leh and delivered teaching and empowerment. Dinner was hosted in honor of His Holiness at Chokwang Temple by Ladakh Buddhist Association and Ladakh Gonpa Association.

His Holiness will visit Khardong La, Leh Phumdo, Tsodling and Diskit Phodrang at Nubra, His Holiness will deliver religious discourse at Diskit Phodrang. Read the rest of this article

HH Karmapa Arrives in Ladakh, Sept 9/08

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived in Leh, Ladakh, early in the morning to begin a “Dharma Tour” of the predominantly Buddhist region of India.

Hundreds of Buddhists, including Ladakhis and Tibetans, and visiting tourists were seen lining up since early morning along His Holiness’ entourage route leading up to Chokwang Monastery – keen to catch a glimpse of him. During the brief religious function at the Chokwang Monastery, he was offered Mandrel-Tensum and long life prayers.

His Holiness, upon accepting the offering, said that he was very happy to be in Ladakh for the second time.

Describing the Ladakhis as “devout Buddhist,” His Holiness said he has experienced a feeling of receiving great reverence and love from the people of the region during his first visit. “It is my prayer and hope to visit Ladakh and meet the people of this land many times in future,” he said.

HHK is scheduled to give a short teaching for a Tibetan SOS Village School Choglamsar on the 10th of September.

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Tibetan News About HHK in Ladakh, Sept 9, 2008

To read the news release in PDF format click here. Report by Khenpo Chokdup.

His Holiness in Ladakh, September 9, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)

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His Eminence Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche Offers Reading Transmission – August 31, 2008

As requested by Tsurphu Labrang (Karmapa’s Office of Administration) His Eminence Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche offers a reading transmission (oral transmission) to His Holiness The 17th Karmapa, which started on August 31st, 2008. The reading transmission is of The 15th Karmapa’s (Khakyab Dorje) collected works. Read more

HHK is Invited to Ladakh, July 6, 2008

His Holiness Karmapa with Thigtse Rinpoche, Togden Rinpoche, and Mr. Rinchen.

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