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His Holiness Speaks at a Lecture Event on ‘World Peace and Youth’

March 29, 2009 – IIC, New Delhi

His Holiness expressed his deep gratitude to the Indian government and the people of India for providing refuge to the Tibetans for fifty years and said that the Tibetans owe a great deal to India for being able to preserve the rich Tibetan culture and practice one’s own religion in India. The popularity of Tibetan Buddhism in the world, he said, was largely because of its strong base in India. Read more

Gyalwang Karmapa Launches His Booklet: Environmental Guidelines for Karma Kagyu Buddhist Monasteries, Centers and Community

Gyalwang Karmapa’s booklet, Environmental Guidelines for Karma Kagyu Buddhist Monasteries, Centres and Community went on sale at the end of Kagyu Monlam. So far the booklet has been published in English and Chinese; the Tibetan edition should be available in February/March 2009. His Holiness briefly described the booklet and his own deep concerns about the environment on the second day of the Western teaching.
He explained how he had first spoken about environmental concerns at the end of the 25th Kagyu Monlam. He had mentioned his worries again in his concluding speech at the 26th Kagyu Monlam. He then detailed the five sections of the booklet, by highlighting the destruction of forests in India and Tibet, the danger to water supplies, the protection of wildlife, the need for waste management, and the threat of global warming and climate change.
He admitted the culpability of some monasteries in cutting down trees to be sold as timber. This had to be stopped and those forests replanted.
Glaciers and snow melt in the Himalayan region are the source of water and thereby the source of life for millions of people throughout Asia, rivers from Tibet flow to China, Burma, India and Pakistan, so it was essential to both protect the source and prevent the Read the rest of this article

48th Anniversary of TCV School – Oct 28, 2008

Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school of Dharamsala celebrates its 48th founding anniversary celebration on 25th of October. His Holiness Dalai Lama and Gyalwang Karmapa were invited by the school to attend the celebrations as chief guests.

TCV’s founding anniversary day was huge celebration event. The day-long celebration showcased children presenting colorful cultural programs, fascinating callisthenic display formations and an impressive performance by the school band. There were also traditional Tibetan song and dance performances by individual and group artists.

The actual event usually lasts for three days.

On the second day TCV School observed its 24th Inter- House Athletic meet which is an annual inter-house games and sports competition.
The Gyalwang Karmapa was the chief guest for this program.

The Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at 8:50 am, he was heartily welcomed by all the students and heads of the school including Jetsun Pema La (His Holiness Dalai Lama’s sister)
The athletic competition lasted until after lunch. The Songtsen House was the winner for this year’s competition.
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HH Karmapa with Gurumaa, July 11, 2008

Today Anandmurti Gurumaa had an audience with His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa at Gyuto. Anandmurti Gurumaa is a spiritual leader of India. (www.gurumaa.com)


His Holiness Karmapa with Anandmurti Gurumaa
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His Holiness Karmapa Returns to India

June 5th, 2008

At around 3 in the afternoon His Holiness landed at Gaggal airport and walked through array of Serbangs keenly waiting for his arrival. The chairman of the Assembly of Tibetan people’s Deputy Mr. Karma Chomphel offered welcome scarf to His Holiness along with many more;

Ven. Dorzong Rinpoche
Ven. Choegyal Rinpoche
Ven. Taklung Tulku
Tsewang Dakpa General Secretary of Palpung Sherabling Monastery.
General Secretary of Gyuto Monastery.
Decheng Damdul. Representative of Tsurphu Labrang (KOA)
Gyuto Monastery
Sherab Ling Monastery and Institute
Khamtrul Monastery
Chogling Monastery
Dorzong Monastery
Trilokpur Nunnery

With heavy rainfall His Holiness was welcomed at the main shrine hall of Gyuto Monastery. Tsurphu Labrang ( Karmapa’s Office of Administration ) and Gyuto Monastery offered traditional Mandala offering to His Holiness and had Tea and Rice ceremony. Read the rest of this article