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*Revised Schedule* Karmapa Grants Autumn Teachings Sept 15-19, 2010

September 4, 2010

The Karmapa’s Office of Administration is delighted to announce that His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa has kindly decided to grant series of teachings each season.

The revised schedule of His Holiness’ Autumn Teaching is as follows:

September 15th –19th, 2010

The autumn teaching will be held at Gyuto Monastery from the 15th to 19th of September. The teaching will take place daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. His Holiness will teach in Tibetan, however, Chinese and English translations will be available.

The topic will be “How to Generate Relative Bodhichitta.”

To attend the teachings, advance registration will be required and will be conducted on site at Gyuto Monastery. Registration will be open from September 10th–14th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Passport or ID is required.

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Karmapa Pays Tribute to Mother Teresa on 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

August 26, 2010 – Kolkata

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at the Indian city of Kolkata on Thursday to pay tribute to Mother Teresa on her birth centenary.

His Holiness visited the Mother House in the afternoon where Sister Prema, the Superior General, Head of the Missionaries of Charity, received him. His Holiness offered a floral tribute at the place where Mother Teresa was laid to rest.

Later in the evening, His Holiness inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled “Spirit of Peace”. The Exhibition has contributions from 11 international and 4 national photographers. The Karmapa was the chief guest of the Mother’s birth centenary celebrations, organized by the Young Men’s Welfare Society.

His Holiness has arrived back to Dharamsala on the 29th of August, completing his visit to Kolkata.

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Karmapa Leads Prayers for Drug Chu Zong Calamity Victims

August 21, 2010 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa led a special prayer at Tsuklag Khang temple in Mcleodgunj.

Hundreds of devotees including Tibetan Government officials, monks, nuns, and lay followers came to pay their respects and express their condolences and sympathy towards the victims and families of those affected by the natural calamity in the Drug Chu Zong area of Tibet. The calamity occurred on the 8th of August, 2010.

The prayer lasted two hours. All the attendees made deep prayers and were touched by the presence of His Holiness who was leading the prayer.

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Karmapa Visits TIPA for the 51st Summer Festival

August 11, 2010

On the 11th of August 2010, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa visited TIPA (Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts) Dharamshal as a Chief Guest on the occasion of the 51st Yarkyid (Summer Festival) and celebration of its establishment. The celebration was opened by His Holiness by lighting a lamp in front of a glowing Buddha Statue, which was also a symbol of respect to those who had died in the tragic natural calamities in Tibet, Ladakh and other parts of the world.

His Holiness presented the award cups to the winner and the runners up, and other special prizes to the artists, and he blessed the gathering with the opening of a new book about TIPA’s historical records.

Judging the admirable presentation given by two troupes during the celebration, His Holiness expressed appreciation to the artists and concerned staff members for their tireless service and dedication. He further encouraged them to continue their good service in preserving Tibet’s unique culture and tradition, the combination of modern arts and the world of music.

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Gyalwang Karmapa Performs Buddha Akshyobhiya Prayers for The People of Ladakh

August 10, 2010

On the 10th of August 2010, His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje called for a special prayer and ritual performance of Buddha Akshyobhiya. In His presence at Gyuto Temple, in His private residence Hall, prayers were conducted for the recent tragedy in Ladakh, during which more then hundreds of people had died and many had become homeless.

Two special members from the Karmapa’s Office of Administration have been sent to Ladakh with material gifts of clothes, medicines, and cash contributions to the befallen people in need.

A condolence and sympathetic message by His Holiness was also dispatched with the Office members headed for Ladakh, expressing His sincere prayers and blessings to all concerned.

 

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