Karmapa Presides at the 11th Annual Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study involving Hundreds of Shedra Students (beginning November 12, 2007)


The 11th annual Karma Gön Chö Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study commenced on 12 November at Tergar Monastery in Bodhaya and is scheduled to continue through 15 December. Over seven hundred shedra monks have gathered here for this year's Karma Gön Chö from institutions such as:
  • Rumtek Karma Shri Nalanda Institute
  • Palpung Lungrik Jampal Ling
  • Jamgon Rinpoche's Shedra Kagyu Thegchen Ling
  • Bhenchen Nangdhen Thoesam Ling
  • Thrangu Vajra Vidya Institute
  • Bokar Thoesam Norling
  • Gatsel Tashijong Shedra
  • Thupten Lekshey Jungne Gatsel
  • Karma Lekshey Ling
At the request of the Karma Gön Chö committee, His Holiness will give teachings on Gampopa's Lam Chog Rinchen Tringwa commencing from 20th November. The organizer of the Karma Gön Chö for this year is Palpung Lungrik Jampal Ling. The Karma Gön Chö commenced with the offering of a Mandala to His Holiness from Khenpo Karma Tenzin of Palpung.

At the Winter Retreat for Annual Debate, monks line the corridors of Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya to engage in debate over the logical tenets of the Buddhist study system



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