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Gyalwang Karmapa Visits The Mahabodhi Stupa

December 7, 2009 – Bodhgaya

This is always the first major public engagement of the Gyalwang Karmapa’s winter pilgrimage to Bodhgaya. Accompanied by his entourage, His Holiness was received by the Secretary of the Mahabodhi Temple Committee, Mr Tenzin Namzey, and the Monk-in-Charge the Venerable Bande Chalinda.

Having completed an outer circuit of the temple grounds, His Holiness went directly down the main steps to the central shrine room within the Mahabodhi Stupa to pay homage. Having prostrated three times, he made offerings to the golden image of the Lord Buddha, housed within the inner shrine , and chanted prayers. As is the custom, the offerings included a new set of golden silk robes for the Buddha image. His Holiness then circumambulated the innermost circuit.

His Holiness moved on to visit the 5th International Pali Tripitaka Chanting Council Ceremony, which is taking place under the Bodhi Tree. Theravada Buddhists from nine countries – Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam– are represented. Each country has an area allocated at a point along the middle circuit which runs outside the stone palisade separating the Mahabodhi Temple from the temple grounds. Most have erected tented pavilions laid out and Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Mysore and Speaks at TED India

November 4-7, 2009 – Mysore, India

His Holiness has completed his participation in the November 4-7 conference called TEDIndia, a belated coming-out party at the Infosys campus for the global rise of India and South Asia. Top thinkers from India and elsewhere, from a wide cross-section of disciplines, gave moving talks and shared ideas about how to grapple with and ameliorate some of India’s—and the world’s—most challenging problems through technology (T), education (E), and development (D). His Holiness attended talks and social gatherings for the first three days of the program and made many wonderful connections with talented people working to help the world.

On Friday, November 6, His Holiness took a break from his participation in TEDIndia to lead a prayer service in Mysore, organized by the South Zone Kagyudpa Buddhist Council, for the victims of recent flooding in South Asia.

On Saturday, November 7, before TEDIndia’s live audience as well as those who viewed an international, live webcast sponsored by the Times of India, His Holiness gave his much-anticipated TEDIndia talk. His Holiness covered a wide array of topics, from remarks about his Read the rest of this article

Upcoming Nov 1-11 Program Schedule for His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa

November 1-11, 2009 – Mysore, Karnataka & Delhi

Nov 1: HHK leaves Gyuto. Arrives in Delhi.
Nov 2: HHK leaves Delhi. Arrives in Mysore.
Nov 4-7: HHK attends TED conference as a speaker and participant.
9:00am-3:00pm
Infosys Campus, Mysore, Karnataka
Nov 8: HHK leaves Mysore. Arrives in Bangalore.

HHK visits TCV Institution

HHK visits Tibetan Hostel
Srinivas Galu, Vivek Nagar Post, Bangalore city
Event includes giving blessings & teachings to the Tibetan people and Tibetan students

Nov 9: HHK leaves Bangalore. Arrives in Delhi.
Nov 10: HHK Gives a Dharma Teaching

As requested by Mrs. Palzees, Ongmo, Hon’ble Member, National Commission of Minorities, Govt. of India

Nov 11: HHK leaves Delhi. Arrives in Dharamsala. Returns to Gyuto.

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Gyalwang Karmapa Teaches on Peace at the American Embassy School

September 18, 2009 – Delhi, India

Today His Holiness paid a day-long visit to the students, faculty, and administrators of the American Embassy School in Delhi, India as part of the school’s “Peace Day” celebrations. In the main assembly hall, His Holiness gave a talk and a guided meditation on bringing peace to the world and witnessed several song and performance offerings by the students. His Holiness also conducted multiple question and answer sessions with students of all of the school’s grade levels and gave a stirring talk on the conditions for internal peace to an audience of high school-level students and adults in the school’s auditorium.

 

Gyalwang Karmapa Teaches on Peace at the American Embassy School.

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His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa is Conferred the India Splendor Award 2009 for His “Contribution to World Peace”

April 6, 2009 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Dalai Lama and Gyalwang Karmapa joined by eminent religious leaders from various religious faiths for conference on Sunday at the Dhukhor temple, Tsuklakhang .

The Gyalwang Karmapa was conferred with the India Splendor Award 2009 for his contributions to World Peace.

The second conference on ‘the Indian view for global peace’ is themed “Reciprocity: Base for universal Interconnectedness”.

The conference was participated among others by His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthji Maharaj of Bhanpura Peeth, His Holiness Chidanand Saraswati, Jain Muni Acharya Sri Roopchandra ji, Rev. D S Uchida and His Holiness Swami Parmanand Saraswati.

Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi of India Splendor, which is organizing the event, presided over the conference. Dr. Modi, an Indian industrialist, is also one of the patrons of Mahabodhi Society of India.

Dr Modi, on behalf of the peace conference, appealed the Dalai Lama to accept the Indian citizenship and to help lead the global movement for peace from India.

The event is sponsored by Purna Holistic Center, Indian Council of Religious Leaders, Mahabodhi Society of India, Sri Jwalamukhi Mandir Trust, Ekal Vidyalaya, Vaish Federation, Read the rest of this article