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Final Confirmation - Buktham Rinpoche (June 30, 1992)

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The Buktham Rinpoche granted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa



“The boy born to Karma Döndrub and Loga in the Wood-Ox Year (of the Tibetan calendar) identifies with the prediction letter (left by the late Karmapa) and is hereby recognized as the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa. With prayers for his well-being and for the success of his activities. The Dalai Lama.[1] ”

[1] Translation by Kalon Tashi Wangdi
(Minister of the Tibetan government in exile)


http://www.kagyuoffice.org/karmapa.reference.confirmation.bukthamrinpoche.html

Shamar Rinpoche Letter (June 17, 1992)

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Shamar Rinpoche Letter
(June 17, 1992)



Translation:

June 17, 1992


On March 19, 1992, Tai Situ Rinpoche, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Rinpoche and I held a meeting in which Tai Situ Rinpoche presented us with His Holiness' handwritten letter of prophesy, the sacred testament, which was found in Situ Rinpoche's protection talisman. At that time, a little doubt arose in my mind, but now I have attained complete confidence in Situ Rinpoche, and the contents of this letter, according to which the reincarnation has definitely been discovered and further confirmed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the incarnation of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa.
I offer my willing acceptance and henceforth, I will no longer pursue the matte of examining the sacred testament, etc.
Sharmapa
Witnessed by Orgyen Tulku Rinpoche
Translated by Michelle Martin Re-translation authorized by Shamar Rinpoche:

(Note: The above translation was made and distributed at Rumtek shortly after the letter…

Shamar Rinpoche Letter (June 17, 1992)

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Translation:
June 17, 1992
On March 19, 1992, Tai Situ Rinpoche, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Gyaltsap Rinpoche and I held a meeting in which Tai Situ Rinpoche presented us with His Holiness' handwritten letter of prophesy, the sacred testament, which was found in Situ Rinpoche's protection talisman. At that time, a little doubt arose in my mind, but now I have attained complete confidence in Situ Rinpoche, and the contents of this letter, according to which the reincarnation has definitely been discovered and further confirmed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the incarnation of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa.
I offer my willing acceptance and henceforth, I will no longer pursue the matte of examining the sacred testament, etc.
Sharmapa
Witnessed by Orgyen Tulku Rinpoche
Translated by Michelle Martin

Re-translation authorized by Shamar Rinpoche:
(Note: The above translation was made and distributed at Rumtek shortly after the letter was written on June 17th. Subsequently, on July 18,…

Return to Tsurphu (June 1992)

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On the day the swan circles the edge of the lake
And leaves its fledglings in the darkening swamp
The day the white vulture soars in the
     depths of the sky,
You will wonder where the man Rigdröl is.

O Fledglings, I feel untold grief for you.
Now I will not explain much; this is but a jest,
Yet unified with ultimate reality.
When the Lord of the Path is held
     by the king of birds,
In prayer I aspire that we gather in great joy.[1]

His Holiness the 16th Karmapa fled Tibet in 1959 and since that time Tsurphu Monastery had been without a Karmapa in residence. Thus the arrival of the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa was greeted with great anticipation. When word reached the Tibetans that the reincarnation of the Karmapa had been found and hat he was being brought to Tsurphu Monastery, thousands of his followers gathered in great joy.
On June 15, 1992, His Holiness arrived in an entourage of seven jeeps followed by two trucks along the main road to Tsurphu, which was adorned with …

Confirmation by H.H. The Dalai Lama (June 1992)

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“The boy born to Karma Döndrub and Loga in the Wood-Ox Year (of the Tibetan calendar) identifies with the prediction letter (left by the late Karmapa) and is hereby recognized as the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa. With prayers for his well-being and for the success of his activities. ”
  -- The Dalai Lama
(translated by Kalon Tashi Wangdi)


After the advance search team from Tsurphu had located the Seventeenth Karmapa in Tibet, the monastic party accompanied the young Karmapa to Kalek monastery. Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Sherab Tarchin soon arrived to verify the information of the search party.

In India, meanwhile, Their Eminences Tai Situ Rinpoche and Gyaltshab Rinpoche in India waited at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim for news of the results of the search. In early June, they traveled to Dharamsala to inform the supreme leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, that a search party had been dispatched to find the reincarnation, based on the sacred testament of the 16th K…

Initial Communication with preliminary confirmation: (June 9, 1992)

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A Letter from the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Confirming the Reincarnation of
His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa
(June 9, 1992)



Translation:

On the 7th of June, 1992, when Situ Rinpoche and Gyaltsap Rinpoche arrived in Dharamsala, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was on a visit to South America. On the evening of that same day, the two Rinpoches telephoned His Holiness to inform him of the following.
"In His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa's Dakhaishalcham [sacred letter disclosing his reincarnation], it is said: 'In the east of Tibet, a nomad community with the sign of cow, the method is Dondrub and the wisdom is Lolaga.' With this clear description of the names, a thorough search was made, and in the nomad community named Bakor, in the Lhathok region of eastern Tibet, on the eighth day of the fifth Tibetan month in the wood ox year, a boy was born whose father was Karma Dondrub Tashi and mother, Loga. After his birth, there were many wondrous…