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A Letter to Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga from the Sangha members of the two main Seats of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche

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HIS EMINENCE KALU RINPOCHE SAMDRUB DARJAY CHOLING MONASTERY
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Your Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga la,
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• We have received your publicity regarding a new Karmapa addressed to Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. We , the Sangha members of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche´s Seat Monastery Samdrup Dhargay Choling of Sonada and Drodon Kunkhyab Chodey of Salugara want to bring the following to your attention.

• In general, the regents have voluntarily reincarnated for the benefit of beings and are recognised by the Supreme Holder of the Kagyu Lineage through his unempeded wisdom, so we make no discriminations. In particular, as per the wishesof His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche had given to the regents all the empowerments of the New and Ancient Traditions, and of course, all the collection of empowerments, instructions and transmissions of the Kamtsang Lineage. Kalu Rinpoche hoped that you will all serve the Dharma greatly and we are also very …

Rumtek Administration's Letter to His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga

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To: His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga together,

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26.February 1994

We received your letters which were given to our community representative through the monk, Nyanyok. In these letters, with absolutely no grounds whatsoever and in a completely dictatorial manner, you announce the finding of some new Karmapa. We, the monks and lay community, the genuine followers of the Gyalwa Karmapa, wish to point out to you simply and clearly the actual facts.

From the founder of the Karma Kagyu tradition, Lord Dusum Khyenpa, right up to the 16th incarnation, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, there has NEVER been the precedent of recognising a second Karmapa at the same time. The existing biographies of the previous Karmapas and the history of Buddhism (in Tibet) is a clear and factual testament to this, and yet you have disregarded all the historical documentation. Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga, the two of you are like opportunists taking advantage of the present political circumstances. You a…

Bokar Rinpoche's Letter to His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga-la

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23 February 1994





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To His Eminence Shamar Rinpoche and Tobga-la,

 We received your announcement dated 28/1/94 addressed to the Mirik Monastery and myself on 17th February. The essential facts that I wish to address to you are:

Firstly with regard to the past, even though we had to wait for twelve long years for the precious reincarnation of His Holiness the Supreme 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, we maintained our confidence that your four Eminences, the principal heart-sons of His Holiness and as illuminators of the Kagyu Lineage, would carry out your due responsibilities perfectly and without the slightest shortcoming in this regard.

• On 19th March 1992, Your four Eminences jointly made an announcement to the representatives of the Sikkim Lhade Association and other prominent organisations as well as us monks and laity gathered that the Letter of Prediction has definitely been found and that it is very clear. We were assured that after six month a full and formal announcement …