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Phayul: His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa concludes 25-day visit to the South Tibetan Settlements

South Zone Kagyudpa Buddhist Council[Monday, March 28, 2005 03:14]
By Jamyang Dorjee

March 26 - The 25-day tour starting from 1st March 2005, being organized by the South Zone Kagyudpa Buddhist Council successfully concluded today. HH Gyalwang Karmapa visited Mundgod, Kollegal, Hunsur, Bylakuppee and Chowker Tibetan settlements and the monasteries.

At Kollegal Gyalwang Karmapa inaugurated the newly constructed temple of Rewar Bharma Samdupling Choekorling and Tana Monastery and visited all the other monasteries. On request by Ven. Bakyoe Rinpoche, His Holiness composed a special prayer for timely rainfall. The people of Kollegal settlement both monks and layman were amazed to see rain actually falling at the time of the mandala offering. As requested by the Settlement Officer, Gyalwang Karmapa visited all the 22 camps and blessed them individually.
HH Gyalwang Karmapa visited the Zokchen monastery and conferred Konchok Chidu empowerment of Kongtrul tradition.

At Hunsur Rapgyaling Tibe…

Gyalwang Karmapa wants India as his home (Phayul)

PTI[Tuesday, March 08, 2005 12:08]

BANGALORE, March 7 - The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, who came from Tibet on exile to India more than five years ago, on Monday said that he wants to remain in India, the birthplace of Buddhism. "I favour very much in the idea of living in this part of the world," Gyalwang Karmapa told reporters here on his first visit to South India that has the largest Tibetan settlements in the country. "India, for Tibetans and for myself, is a very important place, both spiritually and being the birthplace of Buddha dharma. It is infact in many ways home to many Buddhist spiritual leaders," he said. Gyalwang Karmapa, the head of the Kagyudpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, escaped to India from Tibet in late 1999 and was granted exile by the Indian government.
Karnataka has over 40,000 Tibetans living in settlements in Kollegal, Bylakuppe, Periyapatna, Mundgod and Bangalore city and Gyalwang Karmapa is on a 25-day tour to these camps this month. "I …

Programme of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje's Visit to Five Southern Tibetan Refugee Settlements March 2005

Week of March 1st Mungod Tibetan Settlement
Stay at Karme Shedrup Phelgye-Ling MonasteryVisit area monasteriesDharma advice to monks at Drepung Loseling Monastery on cultivation and abandonmentKonchok Chidu Amitayus Empowerment at Karme ShedrupPhelgye-Ling MonasteryPresentation of cultural show Stay at Drikung Kagyud Dechen Choeku Ling MonasteryGuru Padmasambhava EmpowermentDharma advice to monks on cultivation and abandonment
Presentation of cultural showConsecration of Thargyen Samphe Ling monastery at Camp No. 4 and visit Thoeling Palden Monastery at Camp No. 5Visit and Consecration of Sakya Tsechen Thamchoe Ling and Purang Shephel Ling Monasteries at Camp No. 1Blessing and consecration of Gonkhang and main temple of Drikung Kagyud DechenChoeku Ling monastery and Jangchub Choeling nunneryVisit to HospitalVisit Old-Aged Home and give oral transmission of Guru Rinpoche and ChenrezigVisit Central School for Tibetans at MundgodTak Chak Chung Sum (Hayagriva, Vajrapani and Garuda…

Travel Journal – March 2005, South India