From March 10-12, His Holiness Karmapa presided over a planning meeting for the next and 25th International Kagyu Monlam Chenmo. His Holiness proposed that the gathering aim to engage in bodhisattva activity by arranging to provide free medical services and supplies for the local population in the Bodhgaya area. Regarding the Monlam itself, issues such as monastic discipline, communication between representatives and the preparation of multinational translations were discussed. Read the rest of this article
His Holiness Karmapa’s Visit to Tilokpur Nunnery Monastery to Benefit the Monastery (February 19-26, 2007)
His Holiness performs prayers at the cave the great Kagyu lineage holder Tilopa
From February 19-26, His Holiness Karmapa visited Drubten Pemo Jalpay Gatsal, the newly constructed Tilokpur Nuns’ Monastery near Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. During his visit, His Holiness taught on the life of Tilopa and the 37 Actions of a Boddhisattva, as well as bestowed a number of empowerments. His Holiness consecrated a new temple at Tilokpur, as well as made a pilgrimage to the historic cave of Tilopa near the nunnery.
His Holiness made a short pilgrimage to Tilopa’s cave in the morning of February 20, 2007, accompanied by Gyaton Tulku from Sherabling. Later in the day were International Cultural performances, including Tibetan and Indian performers presented there traditional dance and songs.
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His Holiness Karmapa welcomed in the New Year on February 18, 2007, pursuant to the Tibetan lunar calendar. This is the Year of the Fire Pig, according to the Tsurluk calendar system. (Click here for background information on the Tsurluk system.)
In the traditional manner, His Holiness presided over the Mahakala puja on the 29th (Guthor) of the Tibetan lunar calendar (February 16, 2007), at his temporary camp at Gyutoe Monastery in Himachal Pradesh. This practice is done prior to Losar (Tibetan New Year) to clarify and remove obstacles and bad Read the rest of this article
His Holiness Karmapa granted an audience to HE Shamar Rinpoche at the Oberoi Intercontinental Hotel in New Delhi on January 9, 2007
“When His Holiness Karmapa was in Bodhgaya, India, recently, he was approached by Tulku Chökyi Nyima, from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal, who requested His Holiness Karmapa to meet with His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche. His Holiness accepted this request.
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The Karmapa arrived back to his temporary camp at Gyuto Monastic College in Dharamsala, after presiding over the the Great Monlam Aspiration of the Glorious Unequaled Kagyu Sangha (Pal Nyammay Kagyupay Sangha Monlam Chenmo) in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India. He also offered the Chakrasambhara and Green Tara initiations at Tergar Monstery, and was a Buddhist representative at the interfaith ceremony commemorating the Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Lord Buddha 2550 years ago. Before arriving in Bihar, His Holiness presided over the Karma Gön Chö, the Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study, held annually at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. HH Karmapa also hosted His Holiness Dalai Lama at Vajra Vidya Institute. At the inception of his Fall-Winter Tour, His Holiness presided over the Parinirvana Anniversary of Very Ven. Bokar Rinpoche at Bokar Ngedon Choekhar Ling in Mirik, West Bengal, India. Details of the Fall-Winter Tour are set forth below. Read the rest of this article