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HHK GIVES LONG LIFE EMPOWERMENT - SEPTEMBER 28, 2008

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Nangchen Nyer-nga Society offered Ten-Shug (Long Life) to His Holiness Dalai Lama on morning of 28th September. Gyalwang Karmapa was invited as Chief guest for the event. Later at afternoon as requested by the Nangchen Nyer-Nga Society Karmapa gave the long live empowerment at Gyuto Temple which was attended by almost a thousand devotees including all the members of the society.
His Holiness gives Long Life Empowerment, September 28, 2008
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HHK ARRIVES IN GYUTO - SEPTEMBER 26, 2008

Today His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived safely back to his residence at Gyuto University. His Holiness could not complete the later branch of his Dharma tour to the regions of Jispa, Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur - part of Himachal Pradesh - due to heavy snowfall and blockage of the high mountain passes. His Holiness will resume his daily activities.
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HH KARMAPA AIRLIFTED OUT OF LADAKH - SEPTEMBER 21, 2008

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His Holiness Karmapa and his aides which includes his sister and the General Secretary Drupon Rinpoche were airlifted by an army helicopter from Bara-lacha Pass to Leh in Ladakh after he was stranded on the Bara-lacha pass for the last two days due to heavy snowfall. (Ladakh Gonpa Association, Ladhak Buddhist Association and Mr.Tsering Dorji organised the airlift). His Holiness was on his way to complete his next leg of Dharma tour in Lahual spiti and Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh. "His Holiness and his followers are fine and in good health, and will spend two more days in Leh in Ladakh" said Drupon Rinpoche General Secretary to His Holiness.


His Holiness in Ladakh, September 17-24, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)
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TIBETAN NEWS ABOUT HHK IN LADAKH, SEPT 18-24, 2008

To read the news release in PDF format click here. Report by Khenpo Chokdup.


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TIBETAN NEWS ABOUT HHK IN LADAKH, SEPT 14-17, 2008

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To read the news release in PDF format click here. Report by Khenpo Chokdup.

His Holiness in Ladakh, September 14, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)

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HHK VISITS CHANGTHANG - SEPT 13-17, 2008

His Holiness Karmapa visited Changthang, eastern Ladakh and Nubra valley in northern Ladakh. He has delivered a one-day religious discourse at Choglmasar in Leh, Disket in Nubra and Mahey Gonpa in Changthang areas. His Holiness visited Skimthang Village, Kesar Village and had lunch at Rani-bagh, he was greeted by all the villagers and had short receptions at each village he passes. His Holiness visited Jivetsal Phodrang at Leh and delivered teaching and empowerment. Dinner was hosted in honor of His Holiness at Chokwang Temple by Ladakh Buddhist Association and Ladakh Gonpa Association. His Holiness will visit Khardong La, Leh Phumdo, Tsodling and Diskit Phodrang at Nubra, His Holiness will deliver religious discourse at Diskit Phodrang.

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HH KARMAPA IN LADAKH: SEPTEMBER 13, 2008

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On September 13, 2008, at 7am, His Holiness entered the great shrine hall of Mahey Gompa, where he performed ritual offering ceremonies together with the monks of Mahey. His Holiness engaged in special practices and prayers for the repelling of natural calamities in Asia. At 9am, His Holiness granted a blessing line to over 2,000 people who were not able to receive a blessing the previous day. Beginning at 10am, in the large field adjacent to the monastery, His Holiness bestowed the long life empowerment of Machik Drubpay Gyalmo and gave a talk connected to this empowerment. In his remarks, he gave advice on how to deal with day-to-day difficulties and gave other highly beneficial instructions. He also discussed the principle of samaya. Representatives of Mahey Gompa made 108 symbolic offerings of gratitude to His Holiness at this time. Approximately 8,000 people attended this event. At 3pm, His Holiness gave an audience to around 70 people. At 5:30pm, since Drupon Dechen Rinpoche, t…

HH KARMAPA IN LADAKH: SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

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On September 12, 2008, from 10am to 12:40pm, His Holiness gave a speech in which he offered spiritual advice to a gathering of over 6,000 monastics and laypersons in front of Mahey Gompa. In his remarks, His Holiness praised the area of Ladakh as a place where the Buddhist teachings had long ago taken root and had not diminished to this day. He discussed the essence of Buddhadharma as relinquishing negative actions, performing positive actions, and taming one's mind and encouraged all monastics and laypersons to practice the dharma, which is endowed with tremendous potential for benefit. After giving blessings and gifts to the members of the assembled audience, His Holiness departed to his quarters for rest. Mahey Gompa was founded in 1970 by the previous Drupon Dechen Rinpoche as directed by the previous Gyalwang Karmapa. As there are very few residential areas close to the monastery, many laypeople traveled distances ranging from twenty kilometres to 100 kilometres in order to …

HH KARMAPA IN LADAKH - SEPT 11, 2008

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Leh, Ladakh, September 11 - His Holiness Karmapa inaugurated a school in Leh yesterday. The school has been built with support from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust and managed by Nalanda Dharma Centre. The school will give education of both Tibetan Buddhism and modern sciences to children of Ladakh region, especially from remote areas. The initial batch of students enrolled are from Drokpa tribe of remote Da-Hanu areas of Ladakh. From Ladakh, He will visit Mahey Gonpa, one of affiliated branch monastery of Rumtek Monastery, His Holiness is scheduled to give Empowerment and teachings at Mahey Gonpa.
His Holiness in Ladakh, September 11, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)
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HH KARMAPA IN LADAKH - SEPT 10, 2008

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His Holiness in Ladakh, September 10, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)
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TIBETAN NEWS ABOUT HHK IN LADAKH, SEPT 9, 2008

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To read the news release in PDF format click here. Report by Khenpo Chokdup.

His Holiness in Ladakh, September 9, 2008 (Photographer: Karma Norbu)
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HH KARMAPA HAS LEFT GYUTO, SEPT 8/08

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa left Gyuto for the Dharma tour launching from Ladhak and continuing on to nearby region.

His Holiness is scheduled to give teachings at Chokwang Temple in the Leh area of Ladakh on September 9th.



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HH KARMAPA ARRIVES IN LADAKH, SEPT 9/08

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His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived in Leh, Ladakh, early in the morning to begin a “Dharma Tour” of the predominantly Buddhist region of India. Hundreds of Buddhists, including Ladakhis and Tibetans, and visiting tourists were seen lining up since early morning along His Holiness' entourage route leading up to Chokwang Monastery - keen to catch a glimpse of him. During the brief religious function at the Chokwang Monastery, he was offered Mandrel-Tensum and long life prayers. His Holiness, upon accepting the offering, said that he was very happy to be in Ladakh for the second time. Describing the Ladakhis as “devout Buddhist,” His Holiness said he has experienced a feeling of receiving great reverence and love from the people of the region during his first visit. “It is my prayer and hope to visit Ladakh and meet the people of this land many times in future,” he said. HHK is scheduled to give a short teaching for a Tibetan SOS Village School Choglamsar on the 10th of September…

HH KARMAPA ON DHARMA TOUR, SEPT 7/08

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa will be on a Dharma tour from Sept 8th to Oct 3rd, 2008. His Holiness will visit the region of Ladakh, Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur. The visit was requested by the people and numerous Buddhist associations of those regions, (Ladakh Buddhist Association, Ladakh Gonpa Association, Mahey Gonpa Monastery, Lahual Spiti Buddhist Association, Hargrang Rinchen Buddhist Cultural Heritage Foundation, Kinnaur Bodh Mahasabha)

His Holiness visited the Ladakh region in August 2001.

His Holiness will be visiting most of the Buddhist pilgrimage areas and will carry out teachings and empowerments to those areas.


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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa’s first U.S. visit ( The Dot Autumn 2008, Vol. 6 No. 2 )

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“Kindness Is the Most Important Thing”: The 17th Karmapa concludes his first visit to America (Shambhala Sun)

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By Melvin McLeod





The 17th Karmapa, reincarnate leader of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, made international headlines when he was fourteen years old with his dramatic and dangerous escape from Tibet. This May, now twenty-two, he made his first-ever trip to the United States, teaching dharma in New York, Seattle, and Boulder, Colorado, and expressing a deep sense of connection with Americans that was reciprocated by the thousands who came to hear him. At a news conference at the conclusion of his two-week tour, he spoke of how it had transformed and inspired him. I had the honor of asking the opening questions.
—Melvin McLeod

You’ve spoken several times here in Seattle about the freedom of Americans and how much that has impressed you. What were you referring to specifically?

The 17th Karmapa: My sense of the spirit of American freedom comes from my experience relating to Westerners. It seems to me that in general Westerners are very spacious and open-minded. I have seen this in my m…