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His Holiness Visits the Center Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies of Varanasi

January 23, 2009

His Holiness arrived at 10:40 am. The Director of the University, Geshe Ngawang Samten, offered khata and welcomed His Holiness inside the main hall.

Three girls from the University presented a wonderful song of Shë-Chöe in Sanskrit to His Holiness.

Director Geshe Ngawang Samten said: “on behalf of all the faculty members and students we are very grateful that His Holiness has accepted the invitation to give us a talk.” Read more

His Holiness Visits the Mulagandha Kuty Temple

January 22, 2009

His Holiness visits the Mulagandha Kuty Temple which has the relic of Lord Buddha at 9:30 am. The in charge of Temple Ven Sumedha-Thero welcomed him at the Temple gate and escorted inside, where he made short prayer. Ven Thero presented an image of Buddha to His Holiness. Read more

His Holiness at Damekh Stupa

January 20, 2009

8:10 am on a rather chilly and windy morning, His Holiness arrived at the Damekh Stupa. Before presiding over the prayer, he took a walk of the outer circle of the Stupa complex. Over there he fed vegetables to Deer.

Later, His Holiness sat, wrapped up against the cold, under a white gazebo in front of Damekh Stupa field and made prayer for half an hour and left back to Vajra Vidhya monastery. Read more

His Holiness Arrives at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Saranath

January 18, 2009

His Holiness left Bodh Gaya for Saranath in Varanasi (U.P), at afternoon. For a week His Holiness will reside at Kyabje Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery Vajra Vidhya Institute in Saranath.

Afternoon, all the monks of Vajra Vidhya monastery are preparing with their serbang dresses and rehearsing to welcome His Holiness.

At 4:40 pm siren rings, His Holiness came after Pilot and Escorts of Police. He was graciously welcomed by huge number of monks in serbang. Many monks, nuns, international devotees and Tibetan were lining on road side to have a glimpse of His Holiness. Read more

His Holiness Consecrates Two Acres of Land

January 16, 2009

In the morning at 8:30 am His Holiness consecrated two acres of land, adjacent to Tergar Monastery, which was bought in October 2008 for the new Kagyu Monlam Centre. Half of the land was officered by the Ven. Mingyur Rinpoche. The Centre, designed by Taiwanese engineer, Choekyi Gyatso, will provide accommodation and offices for Kagyu Monlam staff.

Gyalwang Karmapa recited The Twelve Deeds of the Buddha, made a tea offering to Mahakala and the dharma protectors, and concluded the ceremony with the Prayer of the Eight Auspiciousnesses and a prayer for the Buddha’s teachings to flourish. Read more