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Karmapa Lama: Tibet's Young Voice (Asia Times)

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By Saransh Sehgal, Asia Times, July 22, 2009
DHARAMSALA, India -- The Gyalwang Karmapa is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism and thus considered the number three lama in Tibetan Buddhism. Karmapa means "the one who carries out Buddha activity" or "the embodiment of all the activities of the Buddhas".

Like the Dalai Lama did in 1959, the current 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee, fled his native land in 1999 to Nepal and then India to pursue full religious and other freedoms. Attaching himself to the Dalai Lama, the Karmapa now lives in a temporal residence at the Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Sidhbari, the suburb near Dharamsala in northern India where the Dalai Lama heads the Tibetan government in exile.

The Karmapa's dramatic escape from Tibet made him a hero to exiled Tibetans and captured world attention. He was just 14, but the Tibetan diaspora immediately saw in him something special - strong personal charisma combined…

GYALWANG KARMAPA GIVES WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT AT TIBETAN CHILDREN’S VILLAGE (TCV) SCHOOL SUJA

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July 17 to 19, 2009 - TCV, Suja His Holiness Karmapa gave a White Tara Long life empowerment this morning (July 18th) at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) School in Suja. Large assemblies of students, from TCV Suja, Gopalpur, Chauntara; people from the nearby Tibetan settlements of Bir and Chauntara; and monastic people, attended the long life empowerment. The TCV School in Suja had requested the empowerment. His Holiness arrived at the school around 3:30pm yesterday (July 17). All the students and staff of the school offered a warm welcome for His Holiness' three day visit. TCV Suja School is a branch of TCV Dharamsala. Suja School is located near to the Tibetan Settlement of Bir, which is 62 Kilometers from Gyuto. The school was established for new arrivals from Tibet. There are approximately 1800 students currently studying at TCV Suja; their levels of education ranging from pre-school up to the 10th grade. Most of the students have only been in India for three years, sinc…

COMMEMORATING THE 74TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA

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July 6th, 2009 - Dharamshala In commemoration of His Holiness Dalai Lama's 74th birthday, thousands of Tibetans and people from across the world participated in the great festivities. Colourful Tibetan and Indian cultural performances added grandeur to the celebratory function. His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa presided over the anniversary event; which was also attended by several dignitaries, including the visiting Australian Parliamentary Delegation and heads of the Three Pillars of Tibetan Government In Exile. The Australian delegations, comprised of three senators and three members of the Australian House of Representatives, along with their friends and family, met His Holiness Karmapa on July 4th.

Currently, His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche is giving oral transmissions and teachings of Dhue-Khor Drel-chen to His Holiness Karmapa.




Commemorating the 74th birth anniversary of His Holiness Dalai Lama
http://kagyuoffice.org/commemorating-the-74th-birth-anniversary-of-his-holines…

FORMER UNION MINISTER AND MR GEORGE FERNANDES MEET HIS HOLINESS GYALWANG KARMAPA

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July 2, 2009 - Dharamshala / Gyuto: Former Union Minister and one of the most prominent supporters of the Tibetan cause, Mr. George Fernandes, met His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa at his Gyuto residence. Mr. Fernandes was accompanied by Ajay Singh, the former deputy union minister, along with his wife. Early on June 23rd, a group of visiting Nepali Parliamentary Members met His Holiness in Gyuto. The party was comprised of six MPs, including two women and Siddharth Gautam, President of the Lumbini Foundation for Development & Peace. According to Gautam, the Nepali Members of Parliament (MPs) are currently visiting Dharamsala to develop, in the long run, “a deeper understanding of the Tibetan issue and situation", and to "pave ways to bridge closer relations between the two communities”. Gautam said his foundation had also been working to realize a “visit by His Holiness Karmapa” to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal. Tseten Norbu, a member of Tibetan Parli…