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KARMAPA INAUGURATES TSANG MENTHANG EXHIBITION

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June 27, 2011. Dharamshala His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa inaugurate an exhibition of traditional Tibetan Thangka painting at the Tsuglakkhang complex. He commended the artists for their work and encouraged them to spread the tradition of their unique Tibetan Traditional Art of Tsang Menthang, highlighting the importance of many reincarnations of His Holiness Penchen Rinpoche’s role in keeping this lineage unbroken. "In our traditional Thanka painting, we only paint Buddha and other deities. I usually feel that it is important to paint the life story of Tibetan people, in that way we can explore more areas of our tradition and culture. We can keep our culture in this manner" said His Holiness. His Holiness was accompanied by the minister of Religion and culture; Tsering Phuntsok. The Thangka teacher, Buchung Nugbya, introduced the ancient lineage of Tsang Menthang, of Tibetan Traditional Arts.

Later Gyalwang Karmapa visited His Holiness Dalai lama at his residence, followed …

ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE 26TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF HIS HOLINESS THE 17TH GYALWANG KARMAPA

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June 26, 2011 - Gyuto Dharamsala.  This year in accordance with the wishes of His Holiness The Gyalwang Karmapa, a set of special practices was announced for the recollection of the kindness of the two Heart sons Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche and  Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche and prayers were offered as well for their well being and long life.  Tsurphu Labrang has performed 5 of the practices on the occasion of His Holiness’ 26th birthday celebration.  A weeklong prayer of Dorje Drolo and Tsedup was performed for the long life of His Holiness Dalai Lama,  the Gyalwang Karmapa, and  especially for the two heart sons.http://longlifeaccumulations.com/ In the morning of 26th June,   members of the Tsurphu Labrang  (Karmapa’s Office of Administration)  offered  birthday wishes and long life prayers to  His Holiness.  Creating further auspicious conditions to that end, the Karmae Garchen Trust and the Tsurphu Labrang  jointly organized  a free eye camp here at Gyuto Monastery, the  temporary resid…

Rediff - The Karmapa Lama in an exclusive interview

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June 17, 2011
Claude Arpi in Dharamsala



'When Tibetans think of a place of refuge, they think of India'

On Wednesday the Himachal Pradesh police filed a chargesheet naming the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorje, among 10 people in the case over the discovery of foreign currency worth Rs 7 crore at the Gyuto monastery. In June this year, the Karmapa Lama gave an exclusive and rare interview, to rediff.com. We reproduce it below:While approaching the Gyuto Ramoche monastery in Sidhbari near Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, one is immediately struck by the pervading peace of the complex. Since 2000, the Gyuto or Upper Tantric College, has offered as temporary accommodation, a wing of its premises, to the 17th Karmapa Lama, Ugyen Thinley Dorje, who has been in the news in recent months.The 26-year old Lama lives here, surrounded by relatively tight security, with the majestic Dhauladhar range as a background.Till now, apart from a few statements issued by his office, the young Lama has…

Gyalwang Karmapa's Foreword for The Path of Individual Liberation

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HIS HOLINESS THE KARMAPA BLESSES CELEBRATION OF THE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDING OF THE TIBETAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND ASTROLOGY

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June 2, Mentseekhang - Dharamsala.(His Holiness composed a short poem for the 50th anniversary) In addressing those gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibetan Institute of Medicine and Astrology in Dharamsala, the Gyalwang Karmapa said that Tibetan astrology must go hand in hand with medicine, as the two are inseparable. The number of astrologers is far smaller as compared to doctors, and His Holiness said he felt that astronomy and astrology are also significant areas of scientific learning that are interrelated with medicine and Buddhism. “On this 50th anniversary I pledge to study Tibetan medicine and astrology and hope it will be my contribution to the preservation of Tibetan medicine and astrology,” said the Gyalwang Karmapa. Lauding the premiere Tibetan medical institute in exile for its achievements thus far, His Holiness said it should nevertheless continue to exert effort to secure greater goals in the traditional field of ancient Tibetan heali…