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Tour of Shimla area of Himachal Pradesh

His Holiness Karmapa with the Governor of Himachal Pradesh
(July 8, 2003)

At the invitation of the Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society and area Tibetan settlements, His Holiness toured the Shimla area in July. A slideshow of photos of His Holiness during this visit is available from this site. On July 5th, His Holiness arrived and was greeted by local government representatives at Dorje Drak Monastery. On the next day, he was Guest of Honor at the Central School for Tibetans, where he was welcomed and addressed the large crowd who had come to celebrate HH Dalai Lama’s birthday with the Karmapa. His Holiness gave teachings and empowerments at local monasteries, such as the Dorje Drak Monastery and Jonang Taranatha Monastery, and also made visits to the areaTibetan Senior Citizens’ Home, the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Handicraft Society, as well as touring the Indian Institute for Advanced Studies. On July 8, while visiting the renowned Chail Palace Hotel, the Karmapa met with the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje. His Holiness also visited sites in Naldehra and Kufri before returning to his temporary residence at the Gyuto Tantric College on July 9. Detailed journal of the visit Detailed journal of the visit to Shimla by HH Karmapa

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