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Theme song of Living Buddha

LIVING BUDDHA(1994)Starring: Willi Roebke, Renate Schmidt Director: Clemens Kuby

A rainbow was shining
A sign of Emptiness
Conchshells were sounding
Tune of hapiness

My dream they were telling
The story of your birth
Your eyes were attesting
My dreams they told the truth

You came through Bardo
Clear light were your wings
You faced the visions
Chine was your guide

You saw our misery
And came to be a friend
You saw our ignorance
And came to be a lama

Now you are sleeping
Everything seems strange
Memories are far and
Cloudy is your mind

Pictures of the past times
Coming like a stream
Scenes of the present times
Shining like a dream

One day you will know
When the time is right
Why you have come
And the reason of your life

You will remember

The 17th Karmapa's 1994 Journey to China

In September of 1994, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorje received a formal invitation from the Chinese government at his main seat, Tsurphu Monastery in Central Tibet, to visit Beijing. It has been traditionally, throughout the centuries, that the Karmapas have made the journey at least once, to visit the leaders of China. The Second, Third and Fourth Karmapas served as the state tutors of the Yuan Dynasty, and the Fifth Karmapa received the title of (Dabao) Prince of Dharma, from Emperor Chenzu of the Ming Dynasty.

On September 18, 1994, His Holiness and entourage, including his parents, teachers, attendants and senior monks from Tsurphu Monastery, left on the first leg of their journey to visit Lhasa, where they stayed at the Tibet Guesthouse for one week. He visited, performed prayers and made offerings at the most sacred temples in Tibet, the Jokhang and the Potala Palace. He also visited the main Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa: Drepung, Sera and Ganden Monast…