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KAGYU OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT

January 29, 2011. Dharamsala
We would like to categorically state that the allegations being levelled against the Karmapa and his administration are grossly speculative and without foundation in the truth. Everyone who knows the history of our lineage, our struggle and His Holiness' life is very surprised by the allegations.
We categorically deny having any link whatsoever with any arm of the Chinese Government. The Karmapa has a deep affection for the people of this great country of India where he has been practicing his faith for years. We have had a long and positive working relationship with the democratic Government of India that has always demonstrated great tolerance of cultural expression and diverse beliefs. We have followers in a large number of countries who have placed their trust and faith in us and, through their individual donations, enabled the sect to undertake substantial programmes of public service that have benefitted many thousands in India and abroad. Mona…

KAGYU OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT

January 28, 2011
Our lineage and His Holiness the Karmapa enjoy the love, trust and faith of millions across the world.  We have a rich history of public service made possible through financial dealings that are entirely transparent.  We will certainly answer all questions that the press and the public have, but for now we respectfully request you to allow us to concentrate on complying fully with the investigation that is underway.
Karma Chungyalpa Dy. General Secretary and Spokesperson,
Karmapa Office of Administration

http://www.kagyuoffice.org/PastActivities-11-JanMar.html

GYALWANG KARMAPA ATTENDS TIBETAN COLLEGE STUDENTS' ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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January 7, 2011 - Dharamsala
His Holiness also inaugurated the student body’s websitewww.tcsc.net. Also present at the event were Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in exile Dolma Gyari, and Ven. Jamphel Drakpa, Principal of CHST, were other dignitaries present at the function.His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje inaugurated the 5th All India Tibetan College Students’ Meet that began Thursday at Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies (CHST). More than 90 Tibetan student representatives from 25 different colleges and educational institutes in India are taking part in this 4 day conference. “Education should not be restricted towards bringing material development solely. It must bring about inner development and equip an individual with better judgment of things in life. It is also very essential that in this present modern time, one must preserve its identity and remain connected to one’s roots,” said His Holiness wh…

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2011 AT TERGAR MONASTERY

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January 5, 2011 - Bodhgaya Special Morning Prayers For all those who had remained in Bodhgaya following the successful conclusion of the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo on December 22nd, Gyalwang Karmapa turned New Year’s Day 2011 into one to be remembered. On December 31st His Holiness announced that the following morning there would be a special puja to celebrate the official Indian and Western New Year. At 8:30am on January 1st 2011 more than a thousand people crowded in to the main shrine room at Tergar Monastery to join His Holiness in morning prayers, including prayers for auspiciousness, Refuge Prayers, The auspiciousness of the twelve deeds, King of aspirations and Milarepa’s aspiration, in the coming year. The congregation included Mingyur Rinpoche and his brother, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, 250 junior monks from Mingyur Rinpoche’s monastery, Kagyu monks and nuns, and others from diverse Buddhist traditions, lay devotees of the Gyalwang Karmapa, Kagyu Monlam staff who had stayed on in Bodh Gaya,…