Showing posts from July, 2003

Tour of Shimla area of Himachal Pradesh

At the invitation of the Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society and area Tibetan settlements, His Holiness toured the Shimla area in July. A slideshow of photos of His Holiness during this visit is available from this site. On July 5th, His Holiness arrived and was greeted by local government representatives at Dorje Drak Monastery. On the next day, he was Guest of Honor at the Central School for Tibetans, where he was welcomed and addressed the large crowd who had come to celebrate HH Dalai Lama's birthday with the Karmapa. His Holiness gave teachings and empowerments at local monasteries, such as the Dorje Drak Monastery and Jonang Taranatha Monastery, and also made visits to the areaTibetan Senior Citizens' Home, the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Handicraft Society, as well as touring the Indian Institute for Advanced Studies. On July 8, while visiting the renowned Chail Palace Hotel, the Karmapa met with the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje. His Holiness also visit…

His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje Visit to Shimla

His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Visit to Shimla, July 5 to July 9, 2003
His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, supreme head of the Kagyu Lineage, was invited to Shimla, capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indo-Tibetan Friendship Foundation as well as by various organizations and offices of the Tibetan government, monasteries and schools. 
On July 5, 2003 at 6 a.m., His Holiness along with a small personal entourage departed from Gyuto Monastery to take a ferry to Shimla, where he arrived at 12:15 p.m. He was first welcomed at Baluganj, where he was received with welcoming scarves by local officials of the Tibetan government. From there His Holiness traveled to Thubten Dorje Drak, the Nyingma monastery that was the center of preparations for His Holiness' visit. Tsetrul Rinpoche, the head of Thubten Dorje Drak, received His Holiness with welcoming scarves. This was followed by lamas and monks from the monastery perform…