27-28 February 2008. During the stay at Mindrolling monastery in Dehradun, numerous area monasteries requested the visit and blessing of the Gyalwang Karmapa. His Holiness visited the Dechen Choekhorling Monastery, which is of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage, on 27 Feb. Ga Rinpoche offered Mandala to His Holiness. On 28th Feb, in the morning, His Holiness visited the Tashi-Kyil Gelug Monastery. Alak Rigdol Rinpoche received His Holiness and offered a Mandala. Later, The Gyalwang Karmapa visited the Drikung Kagyu's Songtsen Library, where monks and nuns welcomed His Holiness with their Serbangs at the gate. Director of the Library Dr. Tashi Samphel give details about the Library and later visited Kagyu Nang-ten Tho-lop with His Holiness. The Library is situated near to the Dickyi-ling Tibetan settlement.
29 Feb 2008. The Gyalwang Karmapa gave the Amithayus Long Live empowerment (Tse-wang) from a text called Drub-gyal-ma, which originated from the lineage of Jetsun Rangjung-pa (one of the disciple of Milarepa). The Tsewang was requested by the chief representative of all the Tibetan settlement of Dheradhun. The staffs of the settlement, students and over ten thousand people gathered from all the Tibetan settlement of Dehradhun. His Holiness expressed to them his concern with the preservation of Tibetan Religion and Culture, and also spoke about the protection of environment and importance of trees for nature and our lives. The Karmapa appealled to the audience to plant more trees. The Tsw-wang concluded with the blessing from His Holiness individually. In the afternoon, His Holiness traveled to Rajpur to pay a courtesy visit and respects to His Holiness Sakya Trizin at his residence. Later in the day, His Holiness Karmapa and His Holiness Sakya Trizin had dinner together.

A public gathering at Lhabab Choeten on February 29, 2008



23rd February, 2008: His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at Mindrolling Monastery in Clement Town, Dehradhun, for the third week paranirvana puja of the His Holiness the XIth Mindrolling Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, Rinpoche, the head of the Nyigmapa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Just before arriving at the monastery His Holiness was received by Khandro Rinpoche, Khorchen Rinpoche, Sakya Gya-yum Chenmo, welfare officer of Dickyiling Tibetan Settlement and representatives of monasteries and associations at the Ponta Sahib border of Uttranchal.
His Holiness was welcomed by all the Tibetan people of the Clement Town Tibetan camp, international devotees and the sanghas with their Serbang. On the arrival of His Holiness at the main monastery, Sang-yum Sonam Peldon offered a welcome Khata and later Body, Speech and Mind offerings were extended by Khandro Rinpoche, Khorchen Rinpoche and Poe-nam Tulku.
His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa will preside over the Gyawa Gyatso puja from 24th February. It will last for one week, in the Lhabab Choe-ten shrine hall of Mindrolling Monastery. More then 20 monks have specially come from Rumtek to assist His Holiness in performing the puja.
In the morning of 24th Feb, at 7:30 am His Holiness performed prayer at the Kudhung in the main shrine hall of Mindrolling Monastery, and later that day presided over the Gyawa Gyatso puja.

Upon arriving at Mindrolling Monastery, HH Karmapa paid his respects to the great
Nyingma hierarch by praying with the kudung of HH Mindroling Rinpoche



14 February, 2008: In the morning of the 8th day of first moon, His Holiness performed smoke offering puja along with the resident ritual monks at Gyuto. At 11 am. Drikung Khenchen Kunchok Gyaltsen had an audience with His Holiness.




7th February, 2008 is Tibetan New Year (Losar). The year is now 2135, the Earth Mouse year according to Tibetan Calendar. The Gyalwang Karmapa celebrated his Losar at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery in Dharamsala. In the morning of Losar, His Holiness presided over prayer at the main shrine hall. All the monks of Gyuto, the staff of Tsurphu Labrang and many devotees attended the prayer. Ceremonial sweet rice and Tibetan tea was offered by Gyuto Monastery to all who gathered here for the Losar Ceremony. Gyuto Khen-Rinpoche offered a mandala to His Holiness. The ceremony was concluded with the blessings from His Holiness to the assembly. Later, all the staff of Tsurphu Labrang had a private audience with His Holiness.
On Losar evening, His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche arrived at Gyuto Monastery to wish His Holiness 'Tashi Delek' for Losar and they had dinner together.
2 Feb, 2008. Dzigar Rinpoche had an audience with The Gyalwang Karmapa. Dzigar Choktrul Rinpoche is one of the lineage holder of Drukpa Kagyu. Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness 16th Karmapa.

eCard from HH Karmapa (view eCard)

eCard from the Karmapa's Office of Administration (view eCard)