Showing posts from November, 2007

Karmapa Presides at the 11th Annual Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study involving Hundreds of Shedra Students (beginning November 12, 2007)

The 11th annual Karma Gön Chö Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study commenced on 12 November at Tergar Monastery in Bodhaya and is scheduled to continue through 15 December. Over seven hundred shedra monks have gathered here for this year's Karma Gön Chö from institutions such as: Rumtek Karma Shri Nalanda InstitutePalpung Lungrik Jampal LingJamgon Rinpoche's Shedra Kagyu Thegchen LingBhenchen Nangdhen Thoesam LingThrangu Vajra Vidya InstituteBokar Thoesam NorlingGatsel Tashijong ShedraThupten Lekshey Jungne GatselKarma Lekshey Ling At the request of the Karma Gön Chö committee, His Holiness will give teachings on Gampopa's Lam Chog Rinchen Tringwa commencing from 20th November. The organizer of the Karma Gön Chö for this year is Palpung Lungrik Jampal Ling. The Karma Gön Chö commenced with the offering of a Mandala to His Holiness from Khenpo Karma Tenzin of Palpung.

Vajra Vidhya Institute and Commencement of the Karma Gön Chö at Tergar Monastery (Nov. 9-19, 2007)

9th November: His Holiness left Gyuto temple for his winter tour, travelling by air to Delhi. There, the Secretary to the Bureau Office of His Holiness Dalai Lama in New Delhi and Karma Thopden, former Indian Ambassador to Mongolia and a Member of the Indian Parliament, received His Holiness at Radisson Hotel. November 10: His Holiness arrived at Vajra Vidya

Institute (VVI) at Saranath, Varanasi, U.P. Venerable Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche welcomed His Holiness at the Varanasi airport. His Holiness received teachings from Venerable Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche during his stay. District magistrate of Varanasi Mrs. Meena made a courtesy call on His Holiness at VVI. 17th November: His Holiness left VVI by road to Bodhgaya in Bihar. On the arrival at Tergar Monastery at Bodhgaya, His Holiness was welcomed by hundreds of shedra monks from different Kagyu monasteries, who have assembled at Tergar for the 11th annual the Karma Gön Chö Winter Retreat for Debate and Logical Study. Th…

Reception of HH Dalai Lama (Nov 7, 2007)

His Holiness Dalai Lama was greeted by the Gyalwang Karmapa, Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Mr Karma Chophel, Deputy Speaker Mrs Gyari Dolma, members of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, and heads of the all the Tibetan institutions in Dharamshala upon his arrival at the Gaggal airport near Dharamsala. His Holiness Dalai Lama returned to Dharamsala after an historic visit to the United States, where he was awarded the nation's highest civilian honour, the Congressional Gold Medal, on October 17. Also duriing the visit to North America, he was officially met with a warm diplomatic welcome by the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, in his Parliament Hill Office in Ottawa. - Tashi Paljor