January 9, 2010 – Bodhgaya, India
Gyalwang Karmapa received a White Tara initiation and attended a long-life puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The initiation and puja marked the conclusion of a series of teachings offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a large gathering in Bodhgaya. Jamgon
Kongtrul Rinpoche was also present, as was Ganden Tri Rinpoche and many other high lamas.
The five-day teaching event also included a Chenrezig initiation, which Gyalwang Karmapa also received from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. During this initiation, His Holiness the Dalai Lama requested Gyalwang Karmapa to stand in for all the members of the audience in such ritual activities as throwing flowers into the mandala and determining the attendees’ class of Buddha family.
During the course of the teachings, His Holiness conferred oral transmissions of numerous mantas, including Hayagriva and Vajrakilaya, as well as the reading transmissions of the four texts that formed the basis of the teachings: Nagarjuna’s In Praise of the Transcendental (Tibetan: jigten lay depar töpa), Atisha’s Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment (Tibetan: jangchup lamdrön), Longchen Rabjampa’s Mind In Comfort and Ease (Tibetan: semnyid nyelso) and Tsongkhapa’s Short Version of the Stages of the Path To Enlightenment (Tibetan: lamrim dü dön).
Gyalwang Karmapa Attends Long Life Puja for His Holiness Dalai Lama
& Receives White Tara Initiation