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Second Environmental Conference Opens

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa opened the Second Conference on Environmental Protection on October 3rd, 2009. The first conference on environmental protection had been held in March 2009, and at that time representatives from 22 Kagyu monasteries and nunneries gathered from all over the Indian subcontinent –  India, Nepal and Bhutan. At the second conference,   the number of monasteries and nunneries represented has now grown to 33. The representatives began arriving early in the large hall where the conference is being held. At the front, above the Gyalwang Karmapa’s chair, hung a large green banner proclaiming The Second Conference on Environmental Protection for Kagyu Monasteries and Centers.

Conference Reports from Tashi Paljor, Kagyu Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day One: Saturday 3rd October, 2009

The Morning Session

Welcome Ceremony

The Welcome Ceremony began promptly Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Gyuto

September 24, 2009 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Karmapa has returned to Gyuto, after successfully completing the Delhi leg of his tour. His Holiness has reached Dharamsala via road from Delhi and will resume his daily activities in Gyuto. Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Teaches on Peace at the American Embassy School

September 18, 2009 – Delhi, India

Today His Holiness paid a day-long visit to the students, faculty, and administrators of the American Embassy School in Delhi, India as part of the school’s “Peace Day” celebrations. In the main assembly hall, His Holiness gave a talk and a guided meditation on bringing peace to the world and witnessed several song and performance offerings by the students. His Holiness also conducted multiple question and answer sessions with students of all of the school’s grade levels and gave a stirring talk on the conditions for internal peace to an audience of high school-level students and adults in the school’s auditorium.

 

Gyalwang Karmapa Teaches on Peace at the American Embassy School.

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Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Gurumaa Ashram

September 17, 2009 – Sonepat, India (Haryana State)

Today His Holiness Karmapa visited Gurumaa Ashram, the spiritual practice center guided by Anandmurti Gurumaa, one of the most prominent living Indian spiritual teachers. His Holiness was greeted with an elaborate welcoming ceremony on the beautiful, sprawling land of the ashram. Both Gurumaa and His Holiness made remarks about the essence of spiritual practice before a large assembly of Gurumaa’s followers.

Earlier in July 2008 Gurumaa visited His Holiness at Gyuto, Dharamsala.
 

Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Gurumaa Ashram. Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Gives White Tara Empowerment at Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) School SUJA

July 17 to 19, 2009 – TCV, Suja

His Holiness Karmapa gave a White Tara Long life empowerment this morning (July 18th) at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) School in Suja. Large assemblies of students, from TCV Suja, Gopalpur, Chauntara; people from the nearby Tibetan settlements of Bir and Chauntara; and monastic people, attended the long life empowerment. The TCV School in Suja had requested the empowerment.

His Holiness arrived at the school around 3:30pm yesterday (July 17). All the students and staff of the school offered a warm welcome for His Holiness’ three day visit.

TCV Suja School is a branch of TCV Dharamsala. Suja School is located near to the Tibetan Settlement of Bir, which is 62 Kilometers from Gyuto. The school was established for new arrivals from Tibet. There are approximately 1800 students currently studying at TCV Suja; their levels of education ranging from pre-school up to the 10th grade. Most of the students have only been in India for three years, since the time they left Tibet.

In conclusion to the empowerment, His Holiness gave a short talk to the students, and to the public, about education and the future of Tibet.

On July 19th, His Holiness visited each classroom during the morning session and, in some classes, Read the rest of this article