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Tai Situ Rinpoche talked about HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa (Shenpen Osel)

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Question: Rinpoche, I have a number of questions about His Holiness Karmapa. The first one is, did any of the Karmapas attain buddhahood?
Rinpoche: I believe so, yes. My guru, the supreme leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage and the Kagyu lineage at large, is the embodiment of Chenrezig, yes, yes.
Question: Can you say something about The Seventeenth Karmapa, how he’s doing, what he’s like, what his situation in Tshurpu is like, how his education is progressing?
Rinpoche: Yes, I have had the great opportunity and privilege to see him about four times now in different situations. It was really an inspiration of the highest level. I don’t want to go into detail about that, but, in general, His Holiness is physically extremely healthy, and mentally he is extremely intelligent. He has performed lots of miracles, although that is not very important But miracles have happened anyway.
Tshurpu Monastery [the traditional seat of the Karmapas and the present home of The Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa] ri…