The Gyalwang Karmapa Celebrates his 23rd Birthday. The celebration began at 8 am in the main shrine hall of Gyuto monastery, His Holiness presided over the puja which was attended by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, Gyutoe Khen Rinpoche, Drozong Rinpoche and Mr. Sonam Damdul (Member of Parliament) of Tibetan Government in Exile, Mr. Sonam Topgye, Rinpoches, Lamas and international devotees. Read more
His Holiness Karmapa having lunch with Their Eminences Situ Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche and Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
21 August, 2007. His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, who recently completed a retreat, His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche came to visit His Holiness on August 21, 2007. Afterwards, His Holiness had a lunch with the the Three Eminences. Read the rest of this article
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. Read the rest of this article
His Holiness Karmapa’s Visit to Tilokpur Nunnery Monastery to Benefit the Monastery (February 19-26, 2007)
His Holiness performs prayers at the cave the great Kagyu lineage holder Tilopa
From February 19-26, His Holiness Karmapa visited Drubten Pemo Jalpay Gatsal, the newly constructed Tilokpur Nuns’ Monastery near Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. During his visit, His Holiness taught on the life of Tilopa and the 37 Actions of a Boddhisattva, as well as bestowed a number of empowerments. His Holiness consecrated a new temple at Tilokpur, as well as made a pilgrimage to the historic cave of Tilopa near the nunnery.
His Holiness made a short pilgrimage to Tilopa’s cave in the morning of February 20, 2007, accompanied by Gyaton Tulku from Sherabling. Later in the day were International Cultural performances, including Tibetan and Indian performers presented there traditional dance and songs.
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His Holiness Karmapa welcomed in the New Year on February 18, 2007, pursuant to the Tibetan lunar calendar. This is the Year of the Fire Pig, according to the Tsurluk calendar system. (Click here for background information on the Tsurluk system.)
In the traditional manner, His Holiness presided over the Mahakala puja on the 29th (Guthor) of the Tibetan lunar calendar (February 16, 2007), at his temporary camp at Gyutoe Monastery in Himachal Pradesh. This practice is done prior to Losar (Tibetan New Year) to clarify and remove obstacles and bad Read the rest of this article