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