In March, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa toured South India as part of a month long visit to Tibetan Settlements in the area. His Holiness flew to Goa Airport on the 28th of February, where he was met by representatives of major monasteries in the Mungod Settlement. He departed for Mungod Settlement the following day after being received at the Karnataka border by the district commissioner, superintendent of police of Karwar and a member of parliament. After Mungod, His Holiness visited Kollegal, where he presided at the opening of the Nalanda International Institute in Byalkuppe, and subsequently visited Hunsur and Periyapatna settlments. More information is available from the links below.
- Completed schedule of His Holiness’ Program in South India
- News Release regarding completion of the tour by His Holiness
- A slideshow is also available
Karmapa, Dalai Lama and Eminent Representatives of All Tibetan Lineages Gather in Bodhgaya (January, 2005)
His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sakya Trizen and His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa and eminent leaders of all the main lineages of Tibet gathered in Bodhgaya to offer prayers for peace in the world. On January 25th, the assembled religious leaders made prayers and offerings in front of the renowned image of Buddha Sakyamuni in the Mahabodhi Temple, which commemorates the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The ceremony aspiring for world peace for all beings marked the end of the Tibetan year. His Holiness Karmapa returned to his temporary camp in Gyuto on the 29th.