His Holiness Activities: November, 2007 - February, 2008
His Holiness Visits Mindrolling Monastery and Deradhun (Feb. 2008)
His Holiness visited Clement Town at the end of February, 2008, the site of Mindrolling Monastery, to pay respects for the passing of the head of the Nyingma lineage, the great XI Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche. While in the area, he visited numerous monasteries and blessed thousands from the surrounding Tibetan settlements of the Derahdun area. (text cont'd)
His Holiness Welcomes the New Year of the Earth Mouse (Feb. 2008)
His Holiness welcomed the Tibetan New Year from his temporary camp at Gyuto Ramoche Temple in Dharamsala, India.
His Holiness Turns the Wheel of Dharma in Bodhgaya and Varanasi (Nov-Dec., 2007)
His Holiness travelled to Varanasi from Bodhgaya at the end of December, 2008, where he is residing at Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's Vajra Vidhya Institute. In addition to the photo galleries below, additional records of His Holiness's activity at The 25th Great Kagyu Monlam is available at:
Arrival in Bodhgaya for the Karma Gonchoe (Nov. 17-19, 2007)
On 17th November, His Holiness arrived at Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya, His Holiness was welcomed by hundreds of shedra monks from different Kagyu monasteries, who have assembled at Tergar for the 11th annual Karmae Gunchoe. The monastics, along with their Serbangs, escorted His Holiness into the main shrine hall.
On 18th November, His Holiness inaugurated the exhibition of 8th century Tibetan artifacts by Dzongkar Choede Monastery, on display at the Mahayana Guest House in Bodhgaya. Later His Holiness visited the Mahabodhi Temple to offer a robe to the main Buddha statue. Ven Bodhi Pal of Mahabodhi Temple Management Committee welcomed His Holiness.
- Tashi Paljor
HH Gyalwa Karmapa
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