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
His Holiness at the meeting of Kagyu shedras on January 19, 2006
Upon returning to Vajra Vidhya Institute, the Ven. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery in Sarnath (Varanasi), His Holiness on January 19 presided over a meeting of all the Khenpos from different shedras who participate in the Annual Kagyu Winter Program of Philosophy and Debate (Karma Gön Chö) at Varja Vidhaya Insititute in Varanasi. The meeting was held His Holiness to further discuss the procedures and structure of the Karma Gön Chö) and to review texts to be studied and debated during the annual Winter retreat. The meeting was also joined by Ven Thrangu Rinpoche and General Secretary Ven. Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche.
On the 28th of January, Mahakala Day according to Tsurphu calendar, His Holiness attended Mahakala practice at Vajra Vidhya Institute, along with Ven Thrangu Rinpoche.
January 30 was Losar according to the Tsurphu calendar (which differs Read the rest of this article
His Holiness is presiding over this year’s Karma Gön Chö at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Varanasi in December with representatives of Kagyu monasteries from all over the world. HH Karmapa will subsequently proceed to Bodhgaya for this year’s Great Monlam Aspiration of the Glorious Unequaled Kagyu Sangha (Pal Nyammay Kagyupay Sangha Monlam Chenmo).
- December 11 – To Delhi
- December 12 – Chenrezig transmission at Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement
- December 13 – To Varanasi for Karma Gön Chö
- January 5 – To Bodhgaya for Great Kagyu Monlam
- January 17 – To Varanasi for short retreat at Vajra Vidhya
- February 3 – return to temporary camp at Gyuto Tantric University
His Holiness Karmapa has returned from an extended trip which took place through the end of 2004. The Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Varanasi on November 14, where he presided over the Karma Gön Chö, at which representatives of Kagyu monsteries from all over the world debated Kagyu philosophy and soteriology. In December, His Holiness proceeded to Bodhgaya for the annual Great Monlam Aspiration of the Glorious Unequaled Kagyu Sangha (Pal Nyammay Kagyupay Sangha Monlam Chenmo). Subsequently he returned to Vajra Vidhya institute, where he engaged in more prayers, including a service for the Read the rest of this article