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Mass 49th Day Memorial Puja for Victims of Kyigudho Earthquake

June 1, 2010

An elaborate 49th day memorial mass puja service was held in the Thegchen Choling Temple, in McLeod, in remembrance of all the victims who lost their precious lives, and many others who underwent great destruction, who are still experiencing immense difficulty after the recent earthquake which hit Kyigudho region of Tibet.

Organised by the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, this special puja took place in the main Palace Temple from 8am to 10am. It was presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
At the invitation of the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa also joined in this puja and offered his prayers.

On his way back, His Holiness Karmapa, at the request of the Director of the Tibetan Library, had a short stopover at the Tibetan Library where he consecrated their new, recently constructed, blocks for conference auditorium and meditation room.

His Holiness left Gyuto Monastery at 7am and returned at 11am.

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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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Karmapa Attends Graduation Ceremony at Sogar School

May 4, 2010

Today Gyalwang Karmapa attended the graduation ceremony of Sogar School, a high-school for Tibetan students. His Holiness attended the ceremony, gave a speech, and presented the certificates to each of the graduates.

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Karmapa Participates in “Thank you Himachal Pradesh Day”

April 30, 2010: 9:00AM – Dari, Dharamsala

A “Thank You Himachal Pradesh Day” was observed today at Dari, near Dharamshala, to mark the 50th anniversary of residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in particular; and the Tibetan community, in general, in Himachal Pradesh. The ceremony was led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and in attendance were: His Holiness the Karmapa; Kalon Tripa; two speakers of the Tibetan Exile Government; and many Indian and Tibetan dignitaries. Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, the honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, graced this special occasion on behalf of the State Government of Himachal Pradesh. His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanked profusely the Government and the people of Himachal Pradesh for their kindness and generosity shown to him and to the Tibetan people all these years.

Following the ceremony, His Holiness the Karmapa commented that India’s kindness to the Tibetan people demonstrates their commitment to Dharma, which is why all Dharma continues to flourish here.

Prof. Prem Kumar Dumal, in his speech, made a special mention of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s presence and contribution in making Read the rest of this article