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Rituals, Blessings and Empowerment conferred by the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dordje in Kalimpong at the Occasion of Lossar, the Tibetan New Year Celebrations. (2004)

Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dordje presided over the annual Lossar ceremonies wich took place in the presence of Jigme Rinpoche and other tulkus of the lineage: Nendo Tenam Tulku, Tulku Droubgyu Tenzin, Dekha Tulku, Chogyal Tulku, Chagmed Tulku, and Sachu Tulku. Together with the monks and nuns and numerous inhabitants of Rumtek they performed the extensive Mahakala rituals preceeding Lossar, as well as the Sang Puja for the new year. Gyalwa Karmapa gave a long life empowerment and took part in the Manjushri pujas. Disciples of all nationalities came together for these events in order to offer their presents and receive Gyalwa Karmapa's blessing. The presence of Jigme Rinpoche during this period of time, followed by the arrival of Shamar Rinpoche, increased even further the joy and happiness of all those who had had the good fortune to participate in those festivities.

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