24th March 2008. The Gyalwang Karmapa gave the key addressing note on the seminar of "Tourism in Peace with People and Nature", it is held at The Dharamsala House of Peace and Dialogue which is at Tibetan Children Village School in Dharamsala. The seminar is jointly organized by BASECAMP Foundation and TCV School. His Holiness has been requested to bless and to give the opening speech ceremony. His Holiness talked about tourism and its growing demand, which has negative impacts on nature and communities. By actively pursuing responsible tourism actions against global warming and with an open heart towards love and compassion, tourism will become more constructive and creative. Such an approach is needed to permit any future sustainable tourism development.
18th March,2008. As requested by Tsurphu Labrang (Karmapa's Office of Administration) Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche arrived at Gyuto on March 18, Rinpoche will teach His Holiness from 20th March Tam-din Lha-nga, Gye-dor Lha-nga, Dolma Lha-nga, Phag-mo Lha-nga and De-chog Lha-nga daily at 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
As requested by Tsurphu Labrang (Karmapa's Office of Administration) His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche arrived at Gyuto Monastery on 11th of March, from the 14th of March 2008 the oral transmission of Shang-pae Ser-choe which is from the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage and teaching of Choe-nyi Nam-je composed by Mipham Rinpoche, His Holiness receives the teaching every morning from 6 to 8 am from His Eminence.
1st March, '08: The Gyalwang Karmapa concluded the Gyalwa Gyatso puja and put on the Rig-nga during the Wang-len, at the end of the third week parinirvana of His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche. In the afternoon,The Gyalwang Karmapa performed Minling Dor-sem Dung-drub puja composed by Jamgon Lodoe Thaye in the main shrine hall where the Kudung was placed. The Rinpoches and monks of Mindrolling monastery attended the puja with His Holiness.
2nd March, '08: The Gyalwang Karmapa left Mindrolling monastery in the morning. Khorchen Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche and Jetsun Dechen Paldon came to bid farewell until the border of Uttaranchal. On the way His Holiness paid a visit to the Center School for Tibetan in Paonta Sahib per its invitation. While addressing the students and faculty, His Holiness expressed his view that while the Tibetan people constitute such a small minority in the world, it is unequalled because it has such a rich culture and religion. His Holiness urged the students to make serious efforts to preserve our culture and religion while at the same time not neglecting modern education. His Holiness also consecrated the Bho-dong monastery in Paonta Sahib. At around 5 pm His Holiness arrived back in Gyuto monastery.
From 5th to 12th March, the Gyalwang Karmapa will be attending the Sang-wa-duepa teachings in Dharamsala from His Holiness Dalai Lama.