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Gyalwang Karmapa Celebrates World Environment Day

June 5th, 2009 – Gyuto/Dharamsala

With day-time temperatures soaring to more than 100 F, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa waited until the early evening before taking part in a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony took place on the grounds of Gyuto Tantric University, His Holiness’s temporary home near Dharamsala.

Accompanied by the Abbot of Gyuto and other senior Gyuto monks, Gyalwang Karmapa supervised the planting of ten saplings, various shrubs and a multitude of flowers. Read more

Karmapa Chief Guest at 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Cup Football Tournament

May 31, 2009 – Dharamsala

The 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football tournament kicked off today with an elaborate ceremonial opening at the Tibetan Children Village School.

His Holiness Karmapa graced the occasion as the chief guest. Ven Tsering Phuntsok, Minister of Religion; Mr. Chope Paljor Tsering, Minister of Health; Thupten Tashi Anyertsang from the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission; and Atul Fulzile, the Superintendent of Police, Kangra, were also present among other guests. Read more

Tenga Rinpoche Offers Instructions to Karmapa

May 25, 2009 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

Kyabje Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche has arrived in Gyuto, Dharamsala. Tenga Rinpoche is offering instructions on Tantric Rituals to His Holiness. The lessons commenced this morning.

Tenga Rinpoche offering instructions to His Holiness on Tantric Rituals. Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Sponsors Free Eye Clinic for Dharamsala Area

May 21, 2009 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

Each year, Karma Garchen Trust, one of His Holiness Karmapa’s organizations, holds a free Eye Camp, in which everyone from the surrounding area who wishes to receive treatment of eye related medical issues is provided an opportunity for top-quality treatment at no expense. At the Eye Camp, medicine is prescribed and dispensed, operations are conducted and relief for eye ailments are provided to all. The Eye Camp is sponsored by His Holiness through the Trust. Read more

A Message from the Gyalwang Karmapa: 108 Things You Can Do

April 22, 2009

I am happy to release the 108 Things You Can Do today on Earth Day (April 22nd) and hope that this auspicious act has far-reaching benefits for the Earth.

Our world is facing an environmental crisis which is complex, overwhelming and affects us all, but it is difficult to know where to begin and what we can do.

It is very important for all of us to change our behavior and we need to start taking practical steps. These 108 Things You Can Do are a path that everyone can follow in order to make a difference.

This list of 108 Things You Can Do was produced during the First Kagyu Conference on Environmental Protection held in Saranath, Varanasi in March 2009. These practical solutions were developed under the leadership of His Holiness with the help of the representatives from the participating monasteries and nunneries. Read the rest of this article