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HIS HOLINESS IN WEST BENGAL - 2006 TOUR

(Photo Index to other galleries of the photos of HH Karmapa's activities)For an account of the second part of His Holiness Karmapa's tour in Sarnath, click hereFor an account of the third part of His Holiness Karmapa's tour in Bodhgaya, click here His Holiness began his Fall-Winter 2006 tour in Mirik, West Bengal. On October 31, His Holiness left Gyuto Tantric University with Gyaltsab Rinpoche and his entourage, first traveling to Chandigarh for a lunch with a goverment official, AGDP Joti. After an brief stay in Delhi, His Holiness on November 2, 2006, flew to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal, en route to Bokar Ngedon Chokhorling Monastery, where he is presiding over the third parinirvana anniversary ceremonies of the Very Venerable Bokar Rinpoche. 
Numerous government, monastic and lay officials and representatives, as well as some 1000 disciples, received His Holiiness at the Bagdogra airport. His reception at the airport included the following dignitaries:Shri…

His Holiness Presides at Parinirvana Anniversary of Very Ven. Bokar Rinpoche (November 2006)

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On October 31, 2006, His Holiness left Gyuto Tantric University with Gyaltsab Rinpoche and his entourage, first traveling to Chandigarh for a lunch with a government official, AGDP Joti. After an brief stay in Delhi, His Holiness on November 2nd flew to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal, en route to Bokar Ngedon Chokhorling Monastery, where he is presiding over the third parinirvana anniversary ceremonies for the late Very Venerable Bokar Rinpoche. Numerous government, monastic and lay officials and representatives, as well as some 1,000 disciples, received His Holiness at the Bagdogra airport.

On the morning of November 8, 2006, at Bokar Monastery, hundreds of international students gathered to listen to His Holiness Karmapa give teachings on the essential points of Guru Yoga and Mahamudra. Simultaneously, outside the teachings hall, a large rainbow appeared above the mid-morning sun. On November 9, 2006, His Holiness continued his teaching on Guru Yoga during the morning te…

Mingyur Rinpoche talk about HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

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Mingyur Rinpoche talk about HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa 
(An interview with Venerable Haitao)

-------------------------------------------------------Part I - One of the deep impressions that I had about the Karmapa was during the first few months after He came to India. At that time, Thrangu Rinpoche was selected to teach the Karmapa and I was selected to accompany the Karmapa to study. As I had already studied for 7 years, I felt I was very experienced and was a bit arrogant. Since the Karmapa was very young then and had just started to learn the teachings, I thought, "oh! I had more experience while He is just a newbie..." (laughed)
Part II - After that, as I got to know the Karmapa better, I realized He had such a great wisdom and He didn't look like a normal human! The more I looked at Him, the more I found Him not a human... (audience laughed) The thought that "He is a human" diminished gradually and at that time, the Karmapa was only very young. ..(audience…