Karmapa International Buddhist Institute & the Monastic Community
of Rumtek is pleased to inform you that on Monday, December 1,
2003 at 10.00 am the Vidyadhara Ceremony of the
17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje
is held in celebration of the formal completion of his monastic
education in the sutras and tantras and all other aspects of the
teachings of the profound lineage.
The ceremony takes place at the Karmapa
International Buddhist Institute, New Delhi, India.
Karma Kagyu lineage spans over nine hundred years of Tibet’s
Buddhist history. The first Karmapa Düsum Khyenpa, (12th
century) began the practise of reincarnating in a line of successive
The second Lama to do so was the first Shamarpa Tragpa Senge,
(13th century). And, they have acted as the supreme heads of
Kagyu school. Thus, the Karmapas and the Shamarpas are central
to Buddhism in Tibet.
The present Shamarpa Palden Mipham Chokyi Lodrö recognized
the son of Mipham Rinpoche of Dzakhog, Derge, East Tibet and
his wife Dechen Wangmo as the reincarnation of the XVIth Karmapa
Rigpe Dorje. This son, Tenzin Khyentse, was enthroned as the
XVIIth Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.
H. H. Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje’s education includes
the Profound View Tradition of Nagarjuna and the Vast Conduct
of Asanga. He holds empowerments of Buddhist Tantras brought
to Tibet by Marpa and the Mahamudra teachings from the Mahasiddha
traditions of Saraha and Maitripa and other Indian Buddhist masters
and the six doctrines and other teachings of the Highest Buddhist
Tantras emphasized by the Indian Buddhist master Naropa.
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