2009/05/31

KARMAPA CHIEF GUEST AT 15TH GYALYUM CHENMO MEMORIAL CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT


May 31, 2009 - Dharamsala

The 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football tournament kicked off today with an elaborate ceremonial opening at the Tibetan Children Village School.
His Holiness Karmapa graced the occasion as the chief guest. Ven Tsering Phuntsok, Minister of Religion; Mr. Chope Paljor Tsering, Minister of Health; Thupten Tashi Anyertsang from the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission; and Atul Fulzile, the Superintendent of Police, Kangra, were also present among other guests.
His Holiness gave an inaugural speech mentioning that all of the participating teams "have come from different places, different Tibetan settlements, and that this is a wonderful stage to show the power of one-ness, which is very important for us [Tibetans]". His Holiness concluded by wishing success for every team. Later, His Holiness felicitated each team with a gift and took group pictures with them.
A symbolic “Thank you India” match was played between TCV United and Kangra District Police before the opening of the tournament.
His Holiness left for Gyuto after the tournament.

2009.5.31 法王噶瑪巴應邀出席第十五屆西藏足球賽 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament

Karmapa chief guest at 15th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Cup Football Tournament

2009/05/26

KARMAPA ATTENDS AVALOKITESHVARA (CHENREZIG) PUJA, MARKING THE START OF SAKA DAWA


May 26, 2009 - Dharamsala

Marking the beginning of the sacred Buddhist month of Saka Dawa, at Tsuglag-Khang in Dharamsala, His Holiness Karmapa attended a ritual Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) prayer session. Blessing pills were prepared during the ritual. The annual Saka Dawa festival pays homage to the three most important events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni: his birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Tibetan Buddhists believe that during Saka Dawa, the fourth month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar, the karmic results of virtuous and non-virtuous actions are magnified.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama presided over the prayer session at Tsuglag-Khang.

2009.5.26 法王噶瑪巴參加觀音加持法藥修法 Start of Saka Dawa

Karmapa attended Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) Puja, marking the start of Saka Dawa

2009/05/25

TENGA RINPOCHE OFFERS INSTRUCTIONS TO KARMAPA


May 25, 2009 - Gyuto, Dharamsala

Kyabje Dorlob Tenga Rinpoche has arrived in Gyuto, Dharamsala. Tenga Rinpoche is offering instructions on Tantric Rituals to His Holiness. The lessons commenced this morning.


Tenga Rinpoche offering instructions to His Holiness on Tantric Rituals.

2009/05/21

HIS HOLINESS SPONSORS FREE EYE CLINIC FOR DHARAMSALA AREA


May 21, 2009 - Gyuto, Dharamsala

Each year, Karma Garchen Trust, one of His Holiness Karmapa's organizations, holds a free Eye Camp, in which everyone from the surrounding area who wishes to receive treatment of eye related medical issues is provided an opportunity for top-quality treatment at no expense. At the Eye Camp, medicine is prescribed and dispensed, operations are conducted and relief for eye ailments are provided to all. The Eye Camp is sponsored by His Holiness through the Trust.
This year, the Office of His Holiness's administration has dedicated the Eye Camp to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and to His Holiness Karmapa on the occassion of his 25th birthday, which is a special age according the the Tibetan calendar system.
The Eye Camp is an annual institution and and dearly loved by those in need.

2009.5.21 - Kamapa sponsors Eye Institute at Gyuto

The annual free Eye Camp is held in Gyuto on May 10, 2009