Showing posts from June, 2006

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows Given (June 27, 2006)

On June 27th representatives of the international community who had come to join the birthday celebrations for His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa, gathered in the main shrine room of Gyuto to receive refuge and Bodhisattva vows from His Holiness Karmapa. In his opening statements to the public His Holiness expressed that He was very grateful for the many gifts that had been given and wished to offer the gift of Bodhicitta back to the people who had come. A refuge ceremony and Bodhisattva vows were given and His Holiness generously offered a teaching about Bodhicitta saying: Sentient beings are the root and source of all qualities to achieve for ourselves. We can learn how to see all sentient beings in this world equally as we would see our friends and those who are affectionate and kind to us. With this motivation, we can give rise to an attitude in our mind that we can really benefit others and this is of extreme fortune. Even if we are not able to carry out this wish to benefit all sentie…

His Holiness Attains Legal Age of Majority on June 26, 2006

The birthday occasion began in the early hours of dawn in the main shrine room of Gyuto Tantric University. A Mandala offering, Tsok and Long Life prayers of Lama Chopa were presented to His Holiness by the resident Khenpo of Gyuto, Ven. Tokdhen Tulku, and lamas and monks of Gyuto monastery. After the morning prayers, His Holiness proceeded to Norbulinka Institute for a religious conference where He was met by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other representatives of the Geluk, Sakya, Nyingma and Kagyu schools in attendance for the meeting.His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje celebrated His 21st birthday in Dharamsala, India on June 26th 2006. The auspicious occasion was celebrated on a grand scale and was attended by thousands people from the Himalayan areas and abroad
In the temple and courtyard of the Gyuto Monastic College, Tibetan, Indian and foreign guests assembled in the thousands waiting for His Holiness’s return and a chance to offer their best wishes fo…