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Watch: Scores of followers seek Karmapa Lama's teachings - ANI News

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, Nov 30 (ANI): The head of Karma Kagyu lineage, Karmapa Lama, enlightened thousands of his followers at a mass prayer ceremony held in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang on Tuesday. State's Chief Minister Pema Khandu joined the gathering to seek the 17th Karmapa's blessings. The monk, who is on a two-day visit to Tawang, will visit Dirang Valley and depart for Bomdila later. 'Karmapa' is an honorific title given to the head of the largest sub-schools of Buddhism, Karma Kagyu.


His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Thinley Dorje Bless his Devotees at Jang - Jang Times

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Today: Jang the 30th December 2016, His holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa whileenroute to Bomdila visit Jang Palpung Monastery for a consecration ceremony were thousands of devotees gathered together to seek his holy blessing. His Holiness was accompanied by entourage team including Shri Pema Khandu (HCM) Arunachal Pradesh, HMLA Shri Tsering Tashi and other dignitaries subsuming his security cell. His holiness was accorded warm welcome as per buddhist rituals by the monks of Palpung Monastery with playing ceremonial flute. Swarmed of devotees gathered at Monastery premises to have blessing from his holiness and "a Vision of the Divine". Although His holiness schedule was very tight but he manages to address his devotees. He started his address with Buddhist Mantra "OM MANE PEDME HUNG". He asked the devotees present out there to take refugee under Dharma and urge to practice it in daily life. He further emphasis that materialistic world is impermanent rather one should e…

Karmapa status claimant visits Tawang for 1st time - The Times of India

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Nov 30, 2016





ITANAGAR: Ogyen Trinley Dorje, one of the three claimants to the title of the 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, visited Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang for the first time on Monday.

Dorje, whose identification as the 17th Karmapa and escape from Tibet to India have both been subject of controversy, was accorded a warm welcome there. He was accompanied by adviser to the Union home minister, Amitabh Mathur.

The visit of Dorje is significant as Arunachal is claimed by China as part of its territory. Tawang, home to a sizeable Tibetan Buddhist community, was one of the flashpoints of the India-China war of 1962. The presence of US ambassador to India Richard Verma at the recently concluded Tawang Festival had also provoked a sharp response from China.

The visit also assumes significance as the Centre had previously imposed several restrictions on Dorje's movements, especially proposed trips to areas of strategic importance like Lahaul and Spiti in…

Karmapa Lama visits Arunachal's Tawang, receives overwhelming response - ANI News

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2016-11-29



The Karmapa Lama, the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world, was given a rousing welcome on his arrival in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

A monk here said Karmapa, who is visiting here on the request of Chief Minister Pema Khandu interacted with local residents and gave them sermons on life. "The Karmapa came here around 1,110 years ago and special prayers were held then. At that point of time, he built around 10-15 gonpas. The 10th Karmapa could not visit here. The Monpa people kept saying that there is Karmapa's name in the gonpas and they wanted to listen to his preachings and he is visiting here post the request made by the locals to the Chief Minister and Kiren Rijiju (MoS Home)," he said. "Karmapa held prayers here and preached the people, besides interacting with intellectuals, teachers and scholars at the Kala Wangpo Hall," he added. Pema Yangchin, a resident, said she had come here to seek th…

China should not intervene in India's internal matter: Arunachal CM on Karmapa Lama's India visit - ANI News

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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, Nov 29 (ANI): Asserting that Karmapa Lama is India's guest and he can visit anywhere he wants in India, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that China should not intervene in India's internal matter. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who was accompanied by MHA Advisor Amitabh Mathur, was accorded a grand reception at Ugyen Tsangpo Helipad at Changprong on Monday.

China likely to see red as Tibetan leader tours Arunachal - Kashmir Monitor

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Published at: Nov 29, 2016



Agencies:The Chinese authorities were taken by surprise Monday morning after Tibetean spiritual leader Ugyen Trinly Dorje was given a rousing reception in Arunachal Pradesh after the Centre allowed Dorje to visit the border state.

Dorje was received in Arunachal by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu and sister Ngodup Pelzom. It was the spiritual leaders first visit to Arunachal Pradesh and signal's a clear shift in how New Delhi has begun to view Dorje.

Born in 1985 and recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 17th Karmapa, Dorje arrived in India under suspicious and unexplained circumstances in the year 2000. The Indian establishment for long suspected him to be a Chinese plant but after 16 years of being unsure New Delhi seems to be favouring the young spiritual leader.

Among the Tibetan community in India Ugyen Dorje has caught the imagination, especially amongst the youth and keeping his profile in mind the Centre allowed his visit to Arunachal from 28th November…

Happy to visit Arunachal: Karmapa Lama - ANI News

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Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 29 (ANI): The Karmapa Lama, head of Karma Kagyu lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world, was given a rousing welcome on his arrival in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. He said this is his first visit to Arunachal Pradesh and thanked Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who made it possible. He further said that the Dalai Lama visits Arunachal every time, it's a usual thing, next year he might visit again as he has personal connection with this area. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu,along with Karmapa Lam, held a meeting with officials to exchange their views.


29 Nov, 2016 - Tibetan spiritual leader imparts teachings in India’s northeastern state - INDIA File Ani

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29 Nov, 2016 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Lama imparts spiritual discourse in Tawang town of India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.



17th Gyalwang Karmapa stresses on the importance of faith based on reasoning and rationality - The Arunachal Times

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TAWANG, Nov 29: His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje visited the Kala Wangpo Convention Hall to speak on Buddhist Philosophy and its relevance in the modern times. Chief Minister Pema Khandu, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and other dignitaries accompanied him.

Expressing his attachment with the Mon region, The Karmapa said that he had been attempting to visit the region for the last 16 years. He thanked the Government of India, Home Ministry and the Chief Minister for actualizing his first visit to the region. Delivering his sermon to an audience comprising of students, civil servants, government officials and elders, His Holiness spoke on the importance of taking refuge in triple gem i.e the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. He also stressed on the importance of ‘faith based on reasoning and rationality’.

Referring to the law of dependent origination, Karmapa highlighted the importance of self and the others. He emphasized tha…

Compassion is the essence of Buddhist religion: Karmapa - India Today

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Itanagar, Nov 29 (PTI) His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, today exhorted people to practise compassion which is the essence of Buddhist religion. Seated among religious scholars, monks, nuns and high profile dignitaries at Yid-Gha-Choezin Gompa at Tawang monastery, His Holiness, who arrived at Tawang yesterday, referred to philosopher Nagarjuna and advised that maintaining good health was equally important. His Holiness further spoke on the relationship between the Karmapa and the Monpas referring to the visit of first Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa during the early 12th century. He also mentioned the visit of 3rd, 4th and 9th Karmapa to the Mon region. Earlier welcoming the Karmapa, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the people of Monyul were long aspiring to seek the blessings of His Holiness. He hoped that with his spiritual blessings and guidance, it would help all to become better human beings. Khandu informed His Holiness that the people of Mon region were eager to lea…

Over 20,000 gathered at Tawang to listen to His Holiness spiritual talks - The Eastern Today

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November 29, 2016
ET Bureau,



Tawang, Nov 29: Over 20,000 people from all over Tawang district gathered at High Altitude Stadium here to get a glimpse of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and to receive the holy dharma preaching. 
Seated amidst religious scholars, monks, nuns and high profile dignitaries at Yid-Gha-Choezin Gompa facing the stadium, His Holiness bestowed life long empowerment of Buddha Amityas to all sentient beings. 
Referring to the preaching of Indian Buddhist Philosopher, Nagarjuna, he advised that apart from long life empowerment, maintaining good health is equally important. The Karmapa urged on practicing compassion, which is the essence of Buddha Dharma that helps to have peaceful mind and in turn helps to have long life. 
His Holiness further spoke on the relationship between the Karmapa and the Monpas referring to the visit of first Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa during the early 12th century. He also mentioned the visit of 3rd, 4th and 9th Karmapa …

17th Karmapa visits Tawang in maiden historic visit - Phayul

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November 29, 2016 By Tenzin Tsetan


DHARAMSHALA, NOV. 29: The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje arrived in Tawang, Arunchal Pradesh, in his very first visit to the border state accompanied by MHA advisor Amitabh Mathur on Monday. 

The young Karmapa visited Sera Je Jamyang Choekorling monastery and Sangyeling monastery before heading for the famous Tawang monastery where he thanked the Chief Minister Sri Pema Khandu and MHA of Arunachal for making the visit possible. 

Addressing the audience at Tawang monastery, the Karmapa said a firm faith in the teachings of Buddha and His Holiness the Dalai Lama was necessary to carry forward the understanding of Buddhist philosophy and science and imbibing them in daily life. 
He stressed on discipline and harmony between different sanghas which can help Buddhism progress in the region.

Chief Minister of Arunachal, Pema Khandu, said the Karmapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama are “honored guests” of India which makes their freedom of movement an…

His Holiness, The Karmapa given rousing reception at Tawang - The Eastern Today

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November 28, 2016 ET Bureau,



Tawang, Nov 28: His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who was accompanied by MHA Advisor, Amitabh Mathur was accorded a grand reception here at Ugyen Tsangpo Helipad at Changprong today.

Earlier, Chief Minister Pema Khandu offered a warm reception to His Holiness at the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, and accompanied him on his onward journey to Tawang by helicopter.
On his arrival here, RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, MLA Tawang Tsering Tashi along with top district officials, public leaders and local public, welcomed His Holiness. Also Abbot of Sera-Jae-Jamyang Choekorling monastery and Mon Palpung Jangchup Choekorling Monastery, including senior monks and nuns were present.

Upon his arrival, His Holiness who is the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world visited the Sera-Jae-Jamyang Choekorling monastery and attended the rituals. The rituals included …

After 400 years the Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Arunachal Pradesh

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November 28 to December 2, 2016 – Tawang & West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India



Traveling across the length of India’s Himalayas, from his temporary residence in Himachal Pradesh in the west all the way to the eastern peaks, the Gyalwang Karmapa made an historic journey to Arunachal Pradesh. For many centuries, he has had a connection with this beautiful realm of high summits and Buddhist followers: his first incarnation, Dusum Khyenpa (1110-1193), visited and founded monasteries here, and the relationship continued with the 3rd and 4th Karmapas while the last visit was made by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603). Aware of this former connection and wishing to hear his teachings, the Monpa people from the west of Arunachal requested their Chief Minister Pema Khandu to facilitate a visit by the Karmapa. Subsequently the Chief Minister and the Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju worked tirelessly to make it possible. Concerning the Karmapa’s response to the official invitatio…

The 17th Karmapa sets foot on Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh. China remains mute - NorthEast Today

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TAWANG, Nov 28: His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa arrivedin Tawang this morning. Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh who received His Holiness in Guwahati accompanied him to Tawang with the entourage. The Karmapa on his maiden visit to the district will give teaching and bestow long life initiation tomorrow at the High Altitude Stadium in Tawang. Pema Khandu who last month had expressed the wish of the people in his invitation to His Holiness to visit the state said, "I am very happy for the people that due to good karma that His Holiness accepted the invitation in one go". The Karmapa is the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage, he is considered the third most important Tibetan religious figure in the Lamaism Buddhism after the HH THE Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama.
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Tawang gears up for His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa's maiden visit tomorrow - Tawang Vigilance

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Tawang, November 27: Tawang has been decorated like a bride for the maiden visit of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje who is all set to grace Tawang tomorrow.
The township wears a sparkling look with a string of cleanliness drives led by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and DC Sang Phuntsok, backed magnanimous by the general public, who are volunteering in free service for the comprehensive success of HH Karmapa's visit. Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who conceptualized the holy one's visit, will accompany the head of Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, who will arrive at Tawang by chopper tomorrow and will convene a programme on 29 and thereafter the holy one will visit Dirang and Bomdilla on 30 November. His programme will contain spiritual and traditional Buddhist teachings. The Karmapa is the head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage, which he has worked to modernise while remaining faithful to the authentic teachings of the Buddha. The Karmapa, who is considered t…

Photo taken by the Gyalwang Karmapa: Flying Bird

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His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa visits to Tawang on 28th Nov - Jang times

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2016-11-23




Jang: The buddhist devotees of Tawang are highly excited after they heard the visit of his holiness 17th Karmapa on 28Th of this month. For them its like a dream come true to have a glimpse of his holiness. Preparation are going everywhere to accord extravagant welcome to his holiness. In between the people of jang are feeling highly blessed as His holiness is visiting jang for consecration of his sponsored Jangchup monastery located at jang. There is a speculation that his holiness will dwell for a night here in the monastery. Mass cleanliness and whitewashing are carrying out with participation of monks and villagers of jang at the monastery. These two consecutive years will be the year of dharma for Buddhist devotees of tawang as his holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama is also scheduled to visit on march. Devotees will get an opportunity to be blessed by their holy teachings and at same time we need to inculcate their teachings and need to convert through our action.
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