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48TH ANNIVERSARY OF TCV SCHOOL - OCT 28, 2008

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Tibetan Children's Village (TCV) school of Dharamsala celebrates its 48th founding anniversary celebration on 25th of October. His Holiness Dalai Lama and Gyalwang Karmapa were invited by the school to attend the celebrations as chief guests.

TCV’s founding anniversary day was huge celebration event. The day-long celebration showcased children presenting colorful cultural programs, fascinating callisthenic display formations and an impressive performance by the school band. There were also traditional Tibetan song and dance performances by individual and group artists. The actual event usually lasts for three days.

On the second day TCV School observed its 24th Inter- House Athletic meet which is an annual inter-house games and sports competition.
The Gyalwang Karmapa was the chief guest for this program.

The Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at 8:50 am, he was heartily welcomed by all the students and heads of the school including Jetsun Pema La (His Holiness Dalai Lama's sister)
The…

HH KARMAPA GREETS HH DALAI LAMA, OCTOBER 20, 2008

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Hundreds of Tibetans and well-wishers holding traditional ceremonial scarves and burning incense greeted His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he returned to his hometown. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was received at the Gaggal Airport, which is an hour drive from McLeod Ganj, by The Gyalwang Karmapa and officials of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, and heads of major Tibetan non-governmental organizations. Dalai Lama arrived from the Indian capital, where he successfully underwent a surgery to remove gall stones at a private hospital.


http://www.kagyuoffice.org/PastActivities-08-SepttoOct.html

HH KARMAPA OBSERVES DEBATE - OCTOBER 18, 2008

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His Holiness was invited to observe the 14th annual winter debate of the Nuns which is held at Jamyang Chöeling Nunnery located in Garoh, 17 kilometers away from Gyuto Monastery. The debate commenced after the arrival of His Holiness at 3 pm, which went on for two and half hours, later at 5:30 pm the debate was completed and His Holiness left for Gyuto Monastery.
His Holiness observes 14th annual winter debate, October 18, 2008
http://www.kagyuoffice.org/PastActivities-08-SepttoOct.html

NUN’S EDUCATION AND CONDUCT IN MODERN TIMES

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On October 18th, 2008, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa was invited to preside over the second all-night debate session of the fourteenth Jamyang Guncho for nuns, which was held at Jamyang Choling Institute in Dharamsala. Over two hundred nuns from seven different nunneries were present. The following presents the main points of the remarks which His Holiness gave on that occasion.These days many friends from abroad with a modern viewpoint are giving help and direction to Tibetan nuns and laywomen and I would like to thank them for their help. But I think we need to begin from within our own Tibetan society to find a particular Tibetan way of being modern. The reason for this is that other viewpoints and Tibetan culture are sometimes incompatible, and as Tibetan culture is already endangered, insisting too strongly on imposing other ways of doing things could very well weaken what we are working hard to preserve.There are quotations in the scriptures and treatises which say that orda…

HHK RECEIVES AVALOKITSHVARA INITIATION - OCTOBER 4, 2008

The Gyalwang Karmapa attended the Saturday morning Avalokiteshvara initiation (Thug-je-Chenpoe-Wang) given by His Holiness Dalai Lama at Tsuklag Khang.


http://www.kagyuoffice.org/PastActivities-08-SepttoOct.html

Gyalwang Karmapa's Foreword for " Environmental Guidelines for Karma Kagyu Buddhist Monasteries, Centers and Community"

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A PDF of His Holiness' Environmental Guidelines Booklet can be downloaded here.





In the past, people in most parts of the world had a very straightforward relationship with the environment. They used the resources provided by nature as needed and due to the simplicity of their lives, rarely did great damage to the Earth. However, this has changed considerably in more recent times. Not only are our lives no longer so simple, our relationship with the environment is much more complicated and we now have tremendous power to do it harm.
Our lifestyle in the 21st century makes huge demands on the environment. We use more and more resources like fossil fuels, timber and water without any understanding of what the outcomes will be. We think we need all kinds of gadges, toys and machines without stopping to think if these are really important and useful to us. Sometimes there seems to be no natural limit to human desires. But there is a limit to how much Mother Earth can sustain us and we ca…