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HH Karmapa Light Offering MV

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His Holiness Continues His Tour with Visit to Kalu Rinpoche Stupa and Public Blessing Ceremony (November 2006)

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His Holiness traveled to Phodang at Salugara, the venue for bestowing the Abhisheka / Initiation (Long Life Empowerment- Tsewang ) to the general public, where more than 14000 devotees from West Bengal, Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan were gathered to receive blessings from His Holiness. Upon arrival His Holiness was first escorted to the main shrine hall in the Phodang where a Long Life Mandala Offering was made to him by representatives of the Himalayan Buddhist & Cultural Association, an organization representing members throughout the entire belt of the Himalayan Range.His Holiness Karmapa's Fall-Winter 2006 tour continued as His Holiness visited the Siliguri, west Bengal, area on November 16-17. The Karmapa was greeted by devotees who had waited for hours along the National Highway 31A, the main highway and artery to the Himalayan State of Sikkim which houses the renowned Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre, the main seat in India of his Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley D…

His Holiness In Sarnath for the Annual Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study(November-December 2006)

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The Karmapa is in Sarnath as part of his his Fall-Winter tour by traveling to Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where he is presiding over the Karma Gön Chö, the Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study, held annually at Vajra Vidhya Institute. The Karma Gön Chö began this year on November 21st and concludes December 20th, 2006. Throughout the one month program, teachings will be given by both His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa as well as Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche.His Holiness arrived at the Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh on November 19th, 2006. Venerable Thrangu Tulku Rinpoche and monks from the Vajra Vidhya Institute Shedra (monastic college) welcomed the Karmapa's return with traditional offerings of saffron sweet rice and sweet milk tea.



To commence the Winter Retreat , His Holiness addressed the monastic representatives assembled at Vajra Vidhya and explained the origins of the Karma Gön Chö. During the Institute, pandita monastics thoroughly examine the views …

HIS HOLINESS IN SARNATH - 2006 TOUR

(Photo Index to other galleries of the photos of HH Karmapa's activities) For an account of the first part of His Holiness Karmapa's tour in West Bengal, click hereFor an account of the third part of His Holiness Karmapa's tour in Bodhgaya, click here On November 19th, 2006, His Holiness arrived at the Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. Venerable Thrangu Tulku Rinpoche and monks from the the Vajra Vidhya Institute Shedra (monastic college) welcomed his return with traditional offerings of saffron sweet rice and sweet milk tea. He is in Sarnath for the Karma Gön Chö Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study that begins on November 21st and concludes December 20th, 2006.  Throughout the one month program, teachings will be given by both His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa as well as Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche. Seven main Shedras and Monasteries are represented at the Karma Gunchö. Ninety monks from Karma Shri Nalanda Institute representing Rumtek Monastery are in att…