His Holiness conducted a puja for the “summoning of prosperity” on April 24. The ceremony continued over three days at Gyutoe Temple. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche was also present. His Holiness and Tenga Rinpoche summoned the dralas with Drupon Rinpoche (General Secretary) Ngodup Palzom (His Holiness sister) and Drupnag. The puja concluded with auspicious ambience. – Tashi Paljor Read the rest of this article
2007 Mind and Life Conference in Dharamsala attended by Their Holiness Dalai Lama and Gyalwang Karmapa
His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa attended the conference of Mind and Life, Dialogue on The Universe in a Single Atom, held at His Holiness Dalai Lama’s residence. Headed by His Holiness Dalai Lama, the Dialogues were held from April 9th till April 13th, at the request of Mr. R. Adam Engle, CEO and Chairman of Mind and Life Institute, and General Coordinator of the Mind and Life Conference.
The Mind and Life Dialogues were created as an experiment to determine whether a rigorous scientific exchange could occur between modern scientists and Dalai Lama. The experiment was successful and over the ensuing decade, regular dialogues were Read the rest of this article
His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa studies with Ven. Tenga Rinpoche
His Holiness is studying “Dri Mey Nam Nyi” from Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche in Spring of 2007.
With Tenga Rinpoche in attendance, d uring his public audience on Saturday, April 7th, His Holiness gave the Four Arm Chenresig oral transmission and teachings. As previously requested by some disciples, the oral transmission of the newly composed preliminary practice of His Holiness was transmitted. The Karmapa also gave brief, simplified teachings and explanation, as well as instructions on practicing dharma and putting use of dharma into daily life. Hundreds of devotees gathered for the talk. Read the rest of this article
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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