2003/02/23

HH Karmapa Confers Public Chenresik Empowerment at Jayanti Park in Delhi

February,2003

At the end of February, His Holiness returned to New Delhi on his way back to his camp at Gyuto Tantric University in Sidbhari. On February 23, at Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi, the Karmapa gave a public teaching and offered a Chenresik empowerment. Some 6000 to 7000 persons were able to fit in the Park for the empowerment. A slide show is now available of His Holiness recent public conferral of an Avalokiteshvara ceremony in Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi. Some 6000 to 7000 persons were able to fit in the Park for the empowerment.

His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa at Buddha Jayanti Park
in Delhi in February


Slideshow of His Holiness in New Delhi February 2003








http://www.kagyuoffice.org/karmapa.currentactivities.2003.html


2003/02/02

Karmapa Celebrates Losar (Tibetan New Year) in Sarnath with HH Dalai Lama


His Holiness celebrated Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Water Sheep, in Sarnath on February 2, 2003. The February celebration recognized New Year according to the Tsurphu calendar, which is the tradition of calendar calculation first developed by the Third Karmapa and maintained by the Kagyu lineage. (The two main Tibetan calendar calculating traditions are explained in more detail here; usually the New Year for both calendars coincide, but this year were separated by one month, as occasionally happens.)

February 16th was the first full moon after the New Year, as well as the anniversaries of the performance of miracles by Sakyamuni Buddha and of the parinirvana of Marpa Lotsawa. The Karmapa observed these important events by leading ceremonies at the stupa in Sarnath where the Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa and
His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche at the Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya
 in January
His Holiness celebrated Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Water Sheep,
in Sarnath on February 2, 2003.


http://www.kagyuoffice.org/karmapa.currentactivities.2003.html