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Presentation of His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa by Werner Erhard

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His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa performed the ancient ceremony of the Vajra Crow during five presentations in four U.S. cities to more than 10,000 people in 1977. As head of the Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, which is the medium of transmission of the meditative teachings known as the mahamudra, the Karmapa was the sixteenth in an unbroken succession of Karmapas dating back to the 12th century. His Holiness heeded the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and embodied, represented and guided its accumulated spiritual energy.




Werner Erhardhad made a special trip to Sikkim, a small Himalayan province, to visit with the Karmapa. He was greeted with unreserved enthusiasm, inspired by His Holiness' boundless joy and enlightenment and the ways which these qualities manifested in the people he serves. Werner Erhard invited him to be withest graduates and their friends during his upcoming visit to America. The Karmapa accepted with delight.
Werner Erhard introduced the Karmapa on four eve…