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Schedule for HH Karmapa’s Winter Tour December 2005 – January 2006

His Holiness is presiding over this year’s Karma Gön Chö at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Varanasi in December with representatives of Kagyu monasteries from all over the world. HH Karmapa will subsequently proceed to Bodhgaya for this year’s Great Monlam Aspiration of the Glorious Unequaled Kagyu Sangha (Pal Nyammay Kagyupay Sangha Monlam Chenmo).

  • December 11 – To Delhi
  • December 12 – Chenrezig transmission at Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement
  • December 13 – To Varanasi for Karma Gön Chö
  • January 5 – To Bodhgaya for Great Kagyu Monlam
  • January 17 – To Varanasi for short retreat at Vajra Vidhya
  • February 3 – return to temporary camp at Gyuto Tantric University
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Investiture Ceremony for Ven. Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche as General Secretary (December 10, 2005)

 

On December 10, 2005, His Holiness Karmapa appointed Ven. Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche as the new General Secretary of the Tsurphu Labrang. The Karmapa announced the appointment at an investiture ceremony held at His Holiness’s temporary quarters in Gutyo Tantric University. The ceremony was attended by a number of eminent Rinpoches and representatives from Kagyu monasteries around the world. Ven. Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche was appointed for an initial term of one year.

Since the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in India in January 2000, Ven. Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche has been at Gyuto Monastery serving the Karmapa as his primary attendant. Rinpoche also has substantial responsibilities for Dilyak Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal and is an advisor to Nalandabodhi.

As directed by His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the previous General Secretary Tenzin Namgyal passed away on June 8, 2005. Ven. Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche has been serving as acting General secretary since the late General Secretary Tenzin Namgyal appointed him upon realizing he would be hospitalized.

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His Holiness Hosts a Birthday Party and Visits TCV Chauntra (November, 2005)

His Holiness enjoys a birthday celebration for Ven. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpochenote: click image to go to slideshow page

On November 19th, His Holiness gathered with eminent Rinpoches in His Holiness’s audience room at his temporary camp in Gyuto Ramoche Tantric University to celebrate the 41st birthday (according to western calendar) of Ven. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche. (Rinpoche was at Gyuto to offer the Rinchen Terzod Oral Transmission to His Holiness and other Rinpoches.) The assembled masters and lamas in attendance enjoyed birthday cake, tea soft drinks, and  His Holiness and each of the Rinpoches offered a Birthday present to Ven. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

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His Holiness at Bokar Monastery in Mirik (October, 2005)

The Karmapa with His Eminence Jamgon Rinpoche and His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery in Mirik in October, 2005The Karmapa with His Eminence Jamgon Rinpoche and His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery in Mirik in October, 2005

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On October 9-20, 2005, HH Karmapa traveled to Bokar Ngedhon Choekhor Ling Monastery to preside over a Grand Prayer Gathering in the main prayer hall of the new temple in the presence of the Kudung of Ven. Bokar Rinpoche.

Departure from Dharamsala

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinlay Dorje’s 10 day visit to Bokar Ngedhon Chokhor Ling Monastery in the township of Mirik in Darjeeling district began on 8th Oct 2005. His Holiness left Gyuto Monastery, Sidhibari at Read the rest of this article

Administrative Changes for the Office of HH the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The Office of His Holiness announces administrative changes in the staff of the office since the passing of General Secretary) (Zhanag Dzodpa Tenzin Namgyal in June of 2005. The Second Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche has been appointed to serve as acting General Secretary. Since the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in India in January 2000, Rinpoche has been at Gyuto Monastery serving the Karmapa as his primary attendant. Rinpoche also has substantial responsibilities for Dilyak Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal and is an advisor to Nalandabodhi. As directed by His Holiness, the Late General Secretary, while hospitalized prior to his passing, appointed Rinpoche as the acting General Secretary. Detailed information about the staff of the office is available here. Read the rest of this article