|His Holiness studying with Ven. Tenga Rinpoche|
His Holiness completed this round of studies with the Venerable Tenga Rinpoche at the end of November, and began preparations for his trip to Bodhgaya and Varanasi in connection with presiding over the Great Great Monlam Aspiration of the Glorious Unequaled Kagyu Sangha (Pal Nyammay Kagyupay Sangha Monlam Chenmo) will take place from 30 December, 2003 to 7 January, 2004.
| His Holiness the 17th Karmapa studying liturgical practices|
with Ven. Tenga Rinpoche