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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's Speech At the 40th Anniversary of TCV at the Closing of the Athletic events Oct 26th, 2000

Translated by Acharya Nyima Tsering


The assembly of Arya Sanghas, all the learned students and staff members of the TCV, likewise all the respected honored invited guests, and all the local and those who came from the outside, today I wish to pay my sincere Tashideleg on this 40th anniversary of Tibetan Children’s Village School. Generally I am also similar to you young students who are undergoing the educational process, it is therefore, I cannot give the most effective and beneficial advice to you, however as I was asked by the director, I will take this opportunity to speak.

It is well known that this land of Tibet, was predicted by the Shakyamuni Buddha and it is also the divine land of Avalokitesvara, which is located at the top of world and is a nationality, which embodies the authentic dharma history and cultural identity from several thousand years before. It is not only that during the period of Songtsen Gampo, many of the common and uncommon cultural identity has…

9TH KHENCHEN THRANGU RINPOCHE Talks on The Karmapa Controversy

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"In the course of my lineage practice, I constantly prayed to the 16th Karmapa for his help to enable me to know clearly and deeply in my mind who is the real 17th Karmapa. Praying with pure motivation and with the blessings of the 16th Karmapa, I have concluded with absolute certainty that Urgyen Trinley Drodul Dorje from Tibet is the 17th Karmapa. I have reached this conclusion from my own practice and the blessings of the Karmapa."   -Thrangu Rinpoche 

9TH KHENCHEN THRANGU RINPOCHE Talks on The Karmapa Controversy 
An interview with Thrangu Rinpoche on the Karmapa controversy was translated to English Language by TDSPJ Translation Team which was originally in Chinese prepared by "For You Information" magazine. 
The interview was arranged by Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling and given to the Chief Editor of For You Information magazine, Ven. Guang Chao at Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling, Singapore on 24th May 2000.
There is this controversy on the identification of the 17th Karma…

Transcript of Group Interview on March 25, 2000

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The following is a transcript of a group interview with His Holiness Karmapa at Gyuto Monastery, Siddhpuri, India, on March 25, 2000.




Q: How does a new Dharma student properly write an article about Karmapa?

Answer by Karmapa: Perfect motivation and sincerity are more important than Buddhism as a religion.

Q: Why did you come to India?

A: I came to India for the preservation of my culture, the practice of Buddhism, and to spread Bodhicitta for all sentient beings. Even though I had to leave my monastery, my possessions, and my parents, it is worthwhile for the spreading of the Dharma. I want to try to help all sentient beings and the mountains, the trees and the rivers.

Q: What do you see as the role of the Karmapa and what are your activities?

A: The role is not specific to myself, but to all Karmapas. For Buddhism in Tibet the contribution of the Karmapa is limitless. The lineage helps countless sentient beings. This is the duty of all Karmapas: to generate  compassion and love for all, e…

Karmapa's Great Escape by Martin Marvet (Bodhi)

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This article excerpt is based on a number of stories in the press, published in such places as The New York Times, ABC News, the London Telegraph, Newsweek and the Nalandabodhi website, and a review of photographs, which have been assembled in great quantity on the web by numerous trekkers who have passed through these parts. Most of the information was kindly supplied by Nalandabodhi website editors and researchers. Since the Karmapa and his escape team have been publicly silent about his escape route and motivations, and I have no access to inside information, my reconstruction no doubt contains inaccuracies. However, investigative journalists have exhaustively probed the story, and I have done my best to put together a coherent account based on those reports. I list the major news accounts on which I have relied at the conclusion of this article.

In springtime a cuckoo will come to Tibet.
Its lovely song will strike sadness in your heart.
Then you will wonder where the man Rigdröl is.

PHOTOS of HH, the Karmapa ( Feb. 18, 2000)

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On February 18th, 2000, the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism and thousands of well wishers gathered at the Main Temple in Dharamsala, India to celebrate the 60th anniversary of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama's Enthronement.  There were religious ceremonies, speeches, dances, and the first performace of 'A Joyful Aspiration', a poem written by His Holiness, the Karmapa during his escape into exile. and set to music by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.  You can read news accounts of the event from BBC