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Theme song of Living Buddha

LIVING BUDDHA(1994) Starring: Willi Roebke, Renate Schmidt  Director: Clemens Kuby

A rainbow was shining
A sign of Emptiness
Conchshells were sounding
Tune of hapiness

My dream they were telling
The story of your birth
Your eyes were attesting
My dreams they told the truth

You came through Bardo
Clear light were your wings
You faced the visions
Chine was your guide

You saw our misery
And came to be a friend
You saw our ignorance
And came to be a lama

Now you are sleeping
Everything seems strange
Memories are far and
Cloudy is your mind

Pictures of the past times
Coming like a stream
Scenes of the present times
Shining like a dream

One day you will know
When the time is right
Why you have come
And the reason of your life

You will remember

Tenga Rinpoche's Letter to Kyabje Shamar Rinpoche and Topga-la

Dordje Lopon
Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling
G.2 255 Kimdol
Kathmandou 4 - Nepal
Vajra Master
Ven.Tenga Rinpoche
G.P.O Box 2072 Kathmandou - Nepal

• To the one who clarifies the teachings of the practise Lineage, Khyabje Shamar Rinpoche and to Topgala. back to the main page

I have received the letter that both of you sent. In general, there is not the slightest difference among the four lineage holders, recognised by the Gyalwang Karmapa, in relation to making prostrations and offerings, and in accomplishing whatever they may ask. Nevertheless, concerning the XVIIth incarnation of the Gyalwang Karmapa, who is the crown ornament of the Bouddhist teachings in general, and in particular, of the Karma Kamtsang Practise Lineage, who is our refuge and place of hope throughout all our lives, the deity of good fortunehas given us, (as Shantideva said, " According to the Various aspirations of sentents beings"), for many good reasons, I have irreversible faith and devotion that Orgyen Thrinley D…

The 17th Karmapa's 1994 Journey to China

In September of 1994, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Urgyen Trinley Dorje received a formal invitation from the Chinese government at his main seat, Tsurphu Monastery in Central Tibet, to visit Beijing. It has been traditionally, throughout the centuries, that the Karmapas have made the journey at least once, to visit the leaders of China. The Second, Third and Fourth Karmapas served as the state tutors of the Yuan Dynasty, and the Fifth Karmapa received the title of (Dabao) Prince of Dharma, from Emperor Chenzu of the Ming Dynasty.

On September 18, 1994, His Holiness and entourage, including his parents, teachers, attendants and senior monks from Tsurphu Monastery, left on the first leg of their journey to visit Lhasa, where they stayed at the Tibet Guesthouse for one week. He visited, performed prayers and made offerings at the most sacred temples in Tibet, the Jokhang and the Potala Palace. He also visited the main Gelugpa monasteries in Lhasa: Drepung, Sera and Ganden Monast…

The Dalai Lama Reaffirms That There Is Only One Karmapa to the Kagyu Throne, May 4, 1994

[This version: 4 May 1994] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 4 May 1994 01:53:57 +0100 Reply-To: Tibet Interest List Sender: Tibet Interest List From: Michael Farmer Subject: Re: Karmapa/Sharmapa The Press Release below (which was printed on Rumteck Monastery stationary) has been passed to me by Namgyal Tsering, a monk in Situ Rinpoche. He tells me that Situ Rinpoche wishes to see it widely circulated. It was published following some disturbances in Delhi at the time of Tenzin Chentse's "enthronement" ceremony. (Note: spelling and line breaks are as in original document) ============================================================ New Delhi. April 4, 1994 Press Release THE DALAI LAMA REAFFIRMS THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE KARMAPA TO THE KAGYU THRONE The entire Tibetan community were greatly preturbed when a small faction of the Karma Kargyu order of Tibetan Buddhists, on 17 Ma…

Kashag´s statement on the reincarnation of Gyalwa Karmapa


Translation of the original text in Tibetan

Kashag´s statement on the reincarnation of Gyalwa Karmapa

 Kyabje Tai Situ Rinpoche and Kyabje Gyaltsab Rinpoche visited Dharamsala specifically to inform His Holiness the Dalai Lama about the reincarnation of the XVI. Gyalwa Karmapa Rigpal Dorjee. They had an audience with His Holiness during which they explained how Tai Situ Rinpoche got the late Karmapa´s letter and the discovery of a boy born in the Wood-Bull year to Karma Thondup Tashi and Loga in a nomadic village near the Lathok Karlek monastery in Tibet, corresponding to the directions in the letter. The Rinpoches supplicated to His Holiness for his approval of this boy as the reincarnation of the Gyalwa Karmapa. On June 30, 1992, the 30th of the fourth month in the Tibetan Water-Monkey year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his approval letter. Detailed statements on this have been released by the Department of Religion & Cultur…

A Letter to Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga from the Sangha members of the two main Seats of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche

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Your Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga la,
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• We have received your publicity regarding a new Karmapa addressed to Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. We , the Sangha members of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche´s Seat Monastery Samdrup Dhargay Choling of Sonada and Drodon Kunkhyab Chodey of Salugara want to bring the following to your attention.

• In general, the regents have voluntarily reincarnated for the benefit of beings and are recognised by the Supreme Holder of the Kagyu Lineage through his unempeded wisdom, so we make no discriminations. In particular, as per the wishesof His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche had given to the regents all the empowerments of the New and Ancient Traditions, and of course, all the collection of empowerments, instructions and transmissions of the Kamtsang Lineage. Kalu Rinpoche hoped that you will all serve the Dharma greatly and we are also very …

Rumtek Administration's Letter to His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga

To: His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga together,

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26.February 1994

We received your letters which were given to our community representative through the monk, Nyanyok. In these letters, with absolutely no grounds whatsoever and in a completely dictatorial manner, you announce the finding of some new Karmapa. We, the monks and lay community, the genuine followers of the Gyalwa Karmapa, wish to point out to you simply and clearly the actual facts.

From the founder of the Karma Kagyu tradition, Lord Dusum Khyenpa, right up to the 16th incarnation, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, there has NEVER been the precedent of recognising a second Karmapa at the same time. The existing biographies of the previous Karmapas and the history of Buddhism (in Tibet) is a clear and factual testament to this, and yet you have disregarded all the historical documentation. Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga, the two of you are like opportunists taking advantage of the present political circumstances. You a…