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Kashag´s statement on the reincarnation of Gyalwa Karmapa

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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…