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Dedicating the Roots of Virtue: Closing Ceremony for 33rd Kagyu Monlam

2016.02.22
22 February, 2016 -Monlam Pavilion
With over 10,000 participants chanting dedications and waving white khatas, the 33rd Kagyu Monlam came to a close today.

During his special address in the final session of the day, the Karmapa began by sharing the statistics of this year’s Monlam. Attendees included 4,600 members of the sangha and 6,100 lay people, representing 55 different countries. Of these, 1,600 served as volunteers. The Karmapa pointed out there were monastics from all four major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, including 320 Nyingma, 33 Sakya, 26 Gelugpa, and 4 Rime (non-sectarian) practitioners.

“We call this the Kagyu Monlam, but during the Monlam we primarily recite the teachings of the Buddha and Indian masters, and the Tibetan masters from all traditions,” the Karmapa said. “This helps us create pure vision of all the Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Offers Prayers for those Affected by Recent Disasters

November 1,2011- Vajra Vidhya Varanasi.

His Holiness Karmapa went to the Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath to pay his respects to the place where the Buddha first taught, and to offer prayers there for the removal of the obstacles of natural disasters: the floods, earthquakes. He also prayed for the health of Tenga Rinpoche and Bayo Rinpoche, and for the Tibetan cause, in particular regarding the monks and a nun who have died recently through self immolation.

He also visited other shrines in the area, including the Sri Lankan temple, the Mulugund Koti Vihara, and fed to the many young deer in the Deer Park.

Then he led the sangha, many from Vajra Vidhya Institute, in the Samantabdhra Puja and the Sixteen Arhats Puja which lasted for few hours. Flowers adorned His Holiness’s throne on the east lawn of the Damekh stupa. Under the golden umbrella, Read the rest of this article

Tenga Rinpoche Offers Instructions to Karmapa

May 25, 2009 – Gyuto, Dharamsala

Kyabje Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche has arrived in Gyuto, Dharamsala. Tenga Rinpoche is offering instructions on Tantric Rituals to His Holiness. The lessons commenced this morning.

Tenga Rinpoche offering instructions to His Holiness on Tantric Rituals. Read the rest of this article

Summoning of Prosperity (April 24-26, 2007)

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

His Holiness with Tenga Rinpoche; Confers Chenresig Abhsheka (April 7, 2007)

 

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