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A Long-Life Prayer (Shapten) for Akong Rinpoché by HH the 16th Karmapa(1977)

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Spreading everywhere the sublime activity of the lineage that transmits realisation of absolute truth, and wearing the armour of pure intention rooted in bodhicitta, you care for beings and look after them. You clearly manifest the teachings of the realisation tradition, fully matured within you. May the truth of your aspirations endure forever.

Holding and upholding the teaching of the practice lineage of the four transmissions and following the profound example of the extraordinary lives of the great masters of our tradition, you nurture beings. Through the power of the truth of your former good deeds, aspirations and prayers, may forever shine this sun whose lights illuminate the teachings of the Victorious One.

Working with inexhaustible clarity of intelligence in an infinity of places, you manifest all sorts of extraordinary skills and qualities in order to conquer the thick darkness of ignorance which obscures the essential nature of beings. We pray that this buddha-emanation whic…

Presentation of His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa by Werner Erhard

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His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa performed the ancient ceremony of the Vajra Crow during five presentations in four U.S. cities to more than 10,000 people in 1977. As head of the Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, which is the medium of transmission of the meditative teachings known as the mahamudra, the Karmapa was the sixteenth in an unbroken succession of Karmapas dating back to the 12th century. His Holiness heeded the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and embodied, represented and guided its accumulated spiritual energy.




Werner Erhardhad made a special trip to Sikkim, a small Himalayan province, to visit with the Karmapa. He was greeted with unreserved enthusiasm, inspired by His Holiness' boundless joy and enlightenment and the ways which these qualities manifested in the people he serves. Werner Erhard invited him to be withest graduates and their friends during his upcoming visit to America. The Karmapa accepted with delight.
Werner Erhard introduced the Karmapa on four eve…