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GYALWANG KARMAPA LAUNCHES HIS BOOKLET: ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES FOR KARMA KAGYU BUDDHIST MONASTERIES, CENTERS AND COMMUNITY

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yalwang Karmapa’s booklet, Environmental Guidelines for Karma Kagyu Buddhist Monasteries, Centres and Community went on sale at the end of Kagyu Monlam. So far the booklet has been published in English and Chinese; the Tibetan edition should be available in February/March 2009. His Holiness briefly described the booklet and his own deep concerns about the environment on the second day of the Western teaching. He explained how he had first spoken about environmental concerns at the end of the 25th Kagyu Monlam. He had mentioned his worries again in his concluding speech at the 26th Kagyu Monlam. He then detailed the five sections of the booklet, by highlighting the destruction of forests in India and Tibet, the danger to water supplies, the protection of wildlife, the need for waste management, and the threat of global warming and climate change. He admitted the culpability of some monasteries in cutting down trees to be sold as timber. This had to be stopped and those forests replant…

HH KARMAPA PRESIDES OVER THE LAST DAY OF MAHAKALA PUJAS

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February 23, 2009 Today is the 29th day of final month according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. The resident monks have been performing Mahakala pujas for the past two days. The text they are using was composed by 6th Karmapa, Thongwa Dönden. Today, the third day, His Holiness presided over the puja for the whole day. This puja is performed specially before the New Year to remove obstacles and bring peace to the world.

His Holiness presided over the last day of Mahakala Pujas, Feb 23, 2009
http://www.kagyuoffice.org/PastActivities-09-JantoMarch.html

H.H. 17th Karmapa's letter to the Translating the Words of the Buddha Conference in 2009

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