H.H. 17th Karmapa’s European Tour
28 May, Malaga Spain
His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, H.H. Shamar
Rinpoche and the accompanying party of Rinpoches, lamas and monks
arrived at Malaga. This marked the start of Karmapa’s dharma
tour in Europe. Lama Ole, Hannah Nydahl and a large number of dharma
students from around the world greeted them at Malaga airport.
29 May: Karma Guen, Spain
His Holiness 17th Karmapa inaugurated the new Gompa at the Diamond
Way Buddhist Center Karma Guen, near Malaga. H.H. Shamar Rinpoche,
Jigme Rinpoche, Shangpa Rinpoche and over 2,500 guests and dharma
students from around the world attended the event. The inauguration
was followed by Lama dances and an official reception and lunch
with the mayors of Benalmadena and Velez Malaga. Later that day
Gyalwa Karmapa performed the Mahakala Puja with over 2,500 people
30 May: Karma Guen, Spain
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Mahakala Empowerment, then blessed and
opened the Mahakala room in Karma Guen. Again 2,500 people were
present. A meeting with representatives from the Diamond Way Buddhist
centers from around the world followed the empowerment. Dharma
students from the US, Latin America, Australia and from all over
Europe had a chance to introduce their Dharma work and their centers
31 May: Karma Guen, Spain
The Mayor of Velez-Malaga and the city government hosted a reception
for Gyalwa Karmapa. Karmapa was given the title of honorary citizen
of the historic city of Velez-Malaga. After the official ceremony
Karmapa met representatives of the local press for short interviews.
04 June: Karma Guen, Spain
pictures : Karma Guen >>>
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Initiation of Amithayus, the Buddha of
Limitless Life. 2,500 people were in attendance.
05 June: Benalmadena, Spain
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the initiations of Chenrezig, Loving Eyes,
at the stupa in Benalmadena. The stupa was built by Lopon Tsechu
Rinpoche and inaugurated by H.H. Shamar Rinpoche in October 2003.
The event was followed by a lunch reception hosted by the organizers.
07 June: Munich, Germany
Lama Ole, Hannah Nydahl, the organizers of the tour in Europe and
the party of lamas and monks, accompanied Karmapa from Spain to
Germany. The Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Munich greeted Gyalwa
Karmapa with a welcoming ceremony. Members of the center showed
a video presentation of their project for a future Diamond Way
Center in Munich. The short, high-tech video was well received
by Karmapa and his party.
08 June: Passau, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the initiation of Manjushri, Wisdom Buddha,
to 1,200 people at the main city hall in Passau.
pictures : Passau >>>
09 June: Travel day, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa visited the medieval city of Rothenberg ob der Tauber,
in South Germany. He then continued to Heidelberg, where he was
welcomed by the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Heidelberg. Seventeen
centers of the Middle Rhine region of Germany introduced their
dharma work to Karmapa.
10 June: Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the initiation of White Tara to 2,400 people
in Mannheim, near Heidelberg, Germany.
pictures : Heidelberg >>>
11 June: Hamburg, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa attended an official ceremony celebrating the “25
Years of the Buddhist Center in Hamburg”. Gyalwa Karmapa,
the district mayor of Hamburg, Lama Ole, members of the city senate,
the protestant Bishop of Hamburg, and a representative from the
German Buddhist Union gave speeches at the ceremony. The event
closed with Lama dances performed by monks from Rumtek monastery.
The local media extensively reported the celebrations.
pictures : Hamburg >>>
12 June: Braunschweig, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Braunschweig,
where he gave the Lung for the Mahamudra wishes of the 3rd Karmapa.
The Braunschweig center members introduced Karmapa to their huge
project of rebuilding and converting a former factory into a Buddhist
center. Karmapa gave the project his full support and encouragement.
pictures : Braunschweig >>>
13 June: Hamburg, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Marpa initiation to 1,800 people in Hamburg.
The initiation was followed by an official dinner at the Diamond
Way Buddhist Center in Hamburg with 250 guests.
pictures : Hamburg >>>
14 June: Kiel, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Kiel.
He toured the places where H.H. 16th Karmapa, his predecessor,
had given the Black Crown Ceremony in 1977. The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
also gave the lung for the Mahamudra wishes of the 3rd Karmapa.
Karmapa was interviewed by “Kieler Nachrichten”, the
biggest newspaper in Kiel. Later that day, Karmapa returned to
the Buddhist Center in Hamburg and gave blessings to the local
pictures : Kiel >>>
15 June: Zurich, Switzerland
Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in Zurich, where a welcome ceremony was
given at the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Zurich. A blessing
of the Stupa followed the ceremony. After the blessing, Karmapa
and his party traveled to the Amden retreat center, near Zurich.
16 June: Zurich, Switzerland
The Mayor of Amden was present for the blessing of the Stupa at
the retreat center. Later, Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Marpa initiation
and the Bodhisattva promise to 1,200 people in Albisguetli Hall
pictures : Zurich >>>
17 June: Rodby, Denmark
Gyalwa Karmapa and his party, accompanied by Lama Ole and Hannah
Nydahl, traveled to Rodby, Denmark. Karmapa was greeted with a
welcoming ceremony at the Rodby retreat center.
18 June: Rodby, Denmark
Gyalwa Karmapa inaugurated the Mahakala room and gave the first
part of the Demchok initiation to those who had completed Ngondro,
the Foundational Practices. 350 people received the initiation.
19 June: Rodby, Denmark
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the second part of the Demchok initiation.
Karmapa also gave the initiation of Amithayus, the Buddha of Limitless
Life, and the Bodhisattva promise to 800 Dharma students from Denmark
and other parts of Europe.
pictures : Rodby >>>
20 June: Copenhagen, Denmark
Gyalwa Karmapa and his party of lamas and monks traveled to the
Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Copenhagen. Karmapa gave a long
television interview with the biggest TV station in Denmark.
21 June: Prague, Czech Republic
Gyalwa Karmapa, Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl and party arrived in
Prague. It was Karmapa’s first visit to this country. Here
the representatives of the 34 Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the
Czech Republic greeted him. Lama Ole gave a public lecture to 1,800
people who arrived to take part in the program.
22 June: Prague, Czech Republic
Gyalwa Karmapa visited the new Diamond Way Buddhist center in Prague
and had lunch with members of the Czech Sangha while sailing on
a boat on the Moldau River. Later, Karmapa gave the Dorje Sempa,
Diamond Mind, initiation to over 1,500 people in the largest concert
hall in Prague. There were also hundreds of dharma students from
several other Eastern European countries in attendance at the initiation.
23 June: Brno, Czech Republic
Karmapa gave the Bodhisattva promise to over 1,500 people. Karmapa,
Lama Ole, Hannah Nydahl and a party of 40 traveled to Brno, the
second largest city in the Czech Republic, where Karmapa was welcomed
to the Diamond Way Buddhist Center. Later he gave an interview
to a Czech Radio station.
pictures : Prague and Brno >>>
continued to Hungary where Karmapa and the accompanying
party stayed at the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Budapest.
Here Karmapa gave the Lung of the 3rd Karmapa’s Mahamudra
wishes to over 500 Dharma students from Hungary.
24 June: Graz, Austria
Gyalwa Karmapa traveled to Graz, Austria with Lama Ole, Hannah
Nydahl and accompanying party. Here Karmapa gave the Milarepa initiation
to 1,200 dharma students from Austria and other parts of Europe.
pictures : Graz >>>
26 - 27 : KKS center in Vien, Austria
June 26th to 27th the supreme head of the Karma Kagyu tradition
of Tibetan Buddhism, the 17th Karmapa Trinle Thaye Dorje, visited
the Karma Kagyü Sangha (KKS) Buddhist center in Vienna.
Saturday, June 26th, Vienna
Khenpo Chödrag Tenphel Rinpoche, the spiritual director of
the studies and meditation program of KKS and the practitioners
welcome the 17th Karmapa, Trinle Thaye Dorje with khatags in a
traditional tibetan reception ceremony. Later Gyalwa Karmapa gives
the lung (reading transmission) for two important texts: the “Kangloma”,
a prayer to Manjushri and the text “ The Welfare of Beings
that fills Space”, a practice text relating to Avalokiteshvara.
After that Gyalwa Karmapa practices the Mahakala ritual with members
of the center attending.
June 27th : At 8.30 a.m. the children of our sangha have an audience
Gyalwa Karmapa. Subsequently something takes places
which is rightfully termed a “centennial event” by
Khenpo Chödrag Rinpoche:
According to the Tibetan
calendar this day is the birthday of Guru Rinpoche as well as
his chief female disciple Yeshe Tsogyal.
Furthermore, in the present Tibetan year of the Monkey, from a
Tibetan astrological point of view, this day is a so-called “Day
of the Monkey”, which is very rare and said to be very auspicious.
On such days the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa always used to celebrate a
ganachakra. The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa celebrates the Karma Pakshi
Ganachakra with members of KKS.
the afternoon Gyalwa Karmapa gives a public teaching on the „Four
Noble Truths, a way to bliss”. Afterwards he bestowes the
empowerment as well as the reading transmission on the Green Tara
in the tradition of the 1st Karmapa.
pictures : Vien >>>
June: Paris, France
Karmapa granted refuge vows and the empowerment of Chenrezi to
about 1000 people in Paris.
pictures : Paris >>>
29 June: Gulina, Spain
The visit of H. H. Karmapa was preceded and announced
by the arrival of Karmapa's Monks from Rumtek Monastery, who performed
a ritual of sacred dances on Sunday 23rd May.
On Tuesday 29th June, H.H. Karmapa arrived at the KMD Centre, Gulina,
where he was received by his parents, Dechen Wangmo and Mipham
Rinpoche, as well as by the Venerable Lama Teunsang and the Venerable
Lama Chogdup Dorje (director of the Centre) and by buddhists from
Spain and France.
After lunch H.H. blessed the Centre, the surrounding land and the
site where the future monastery will be built.
H. H. Karmapa then went to Pamplona (Hotel Iruña Park) where
the wife and sons of the founder of the KMD Centre, Jesús
Javier Juanotena (Bodhisattva Jesús) made an offering and
a request for long life for His Holiness. His Holiness Karmapa
then gave the Taking of Refuge and Dorje Sempa Empowerment to the
many buddhists who had come from all over Spain and part of France
to take part in this important event.
In the evening, H.H. led the Mahakala practice in the privacy of
the KMD Centre.
The next day, Wednesday 30th June, after giving valuble orientations
and advice to the members of the KMD Centre, H.H. Karmapa returned
to Pamplona, where the buddists present had the opportunity to
take the Bodhisattva Vow with His Holiness.
pictures : Gulina >>>
30 : San Sebastian, Spain
His Holiness, along with the lamas of his entourage, his parents,
Mipham Rinpoche and Mayum an Trinlay Tulku -who were also specially
invited to the ocassion-, arrived in San Sebastian the 30th of
June at 13 h. and stayed at the Hotel Maria Cristina, where all
the events of the program took place.
First, Karmapa visited our budhist Centre in the city to give blessings
and receive katags from the sangha at a place where we have
practiced and recieved many teachers for the last 22 years. After,
we offered His Holiness a welcome lunch together with his lamas
and 80 members of our sangha.
The program started at 17h. with a conference by Tulku Trinlay
on the topic of Love and Compassion. The lecture, given in french
with translation into spanish, was attended by around 325 persons,
including 50 people from the french side of the Côte Basque.
At 19h. His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Chenresi Empowerment
preceded by explanations and the actual giving of the Refuge. Around
400 people were present at the Empowerment and about 110 of them
took refuge. A deep feeling of love touched the hearts of the people
gathered at the place completely filled with the warmth of His
The first visit of H. H. Gyalwa Karmapa to San Sebastian had a
very positive impact on the press and was well covered by the different
media in town. Local newspaper and the radio offered very complete
reports before and after the visit and also a local television
channel gave a special program in which Tulku Trinlay was interviewed.
1st : Cerence, France
first of July, "Yoga & Famille Association" received
His Holiness Karmapa.
Venerable Lama Teunsang came in the day before to get everything
His Holiness visited the facilities and blessed the buildings.
120 persons offered a kata and received a blessing.
6 persons took the opportunity to take refuge with His Holiness.
After the "prise de refuge", His Holiness and all lamas
made Mahakala puja.
We all shared a very nice dinner - thanks again to everyone who
helped organized it.
After the diner a teaching about compassion was given by His Holiness
and translated by Trinlay Rimpoche.
His Holiness gave a name to the association : Karma Samten Ling.
His Holiness and the lamas all left early the following day. We
have been very fortunate to welcome His Hollyness to the association
and we would like to sincerely thank His Holiness,
Lama Teunsang, all the lamas and monks who were present.
pictures : Cerence >>>
2 : Karma Euzer Ling, France
the 2nd of July, Karma Euzer Ling received
His Holiness Karmapa.
pictures : Karma Euzer Ling >>>
6 July : Kundröl ling, France
Gyalwa Karmapa arrived about 3:00 PM for a very short visit. People
who were there at that time (about a hundred) could receive his
blessing so expected in a very peaceful and joyful atmosphere.
No public event was planned because His Holiness's coming was for
giving his blessing into the long retreat centers and discuss about
the next 3 years retreat.
At 6:00 PM, we had the great pleasure and honor to make Mahakala
The following day, in the late morning, Gyalwa Karmapa left for
pictures : Kundröl Ling >>>
7th July : Kagyü Shenpen Künkyab, Anières
near Geneva, Switzerland
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa performed a Mahakala Puja in the
presence of about a hundred guests and Dharma practitioners.
Thursday 8th July: Kagyü Shenpen Künkyab, downtown Geneva.
In the morning, the Gyalwa Karmapa gave refuge vows and Bodhisatthva
vows. Then, Ven. Lama Mönlam and Dharma students offered a
Mandala and the support of body, speech and mind as well as long
life prayers to the Karmapa. H.H. blessed all who were present.
In the afternoon, H.H. gave the initiation of Vajrapani-Hayaghriva-Garuda.
In total, nearly 800 people from all over Europe, as well as from
North and South America and other countries, attended the events
on that day.
Auspicious signs manifested themselves these days: over the centre
at Anières, a rainbow appeared and while the Gyalwa Karmapa
went shopping in the city of Geneva, a complete and double rainbow
adorned the sky above it.
Friday 9th of July : Karma Migyur Ling, France
In the morning, Lama Teunsang and all his followers received His
the 17th Karmapa with a welcome ceremony.
In the after noon, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa transmitted the
empowerment of Karma Pakshi, the second Karmapa to an audience
of 500 people from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Swiss and other
country. The two Nedön Tulku, Lama Teunsang of Montchardon
(Karma Migyur Ling) and 14 monks of Rumtek Monastery attended this
Saturday 10th of July : Karma Migyur Ling, France
In the morning, Nedön Tulku, the Vajracary of Rumtek Monastery,
gave his first public teaching in the West.
In the after noon, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa transmitted the
empowerment of the three aspects of Haryagriva, Vajrapani and Garuda.
There were around 650 people gathered under the tent.
In the evening, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa accompanied by all
his monks joined a big Mahakala puja in the Temple of 1000 Buddha
of Karma Migyur Ling and participant received the traditional offering
of rice and tea.
Sunday 11th of July : Karma Migyur Ling, France
In the morning, Nedön Tulku continues with his teaching on
the basic principles of Buddhism. Many people attended this teaching
and really appreciate his brilliant way of explaining the Dharma.
In the afternoon, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa transmitted the
Bodhisattva Vows to the audience of 650 people gathered under the
tent for this occasion.
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa concluded his visit in Montchardon
Karma Migyur Ling by giving some precious advice for the Dharma
practice and expressing his great satisfaction for the fulfillment
of all the Dharma activities that has been taken on under the guidance
of Lama Teunsang during all these years. His Holiness also expressed
his best wishes for the construction of the new retreat center.
Monday 12th of July : Karma Migyur Ling, France
In the morning, Lama Teunsang and all his followers wished His
Holiness the 17th Karmapa a good trip to Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.
13 - 15 : Dhagpo Kagyu Ling France
Three days of teachings and empowerments given by the Gyalwa Karmapa
Thayé Dorjé at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling. Visit to Dhagpo
Dédrol Ling, visit to Dhagpo Dargyé Ling...
Full report, click
16th : Perpignan France
In preparation for the visit of Gyalwa Karmapa, the morning in
the KTT was spent accumulating "Karmapa Khyenno"mantras.
His Holiness arrived at midday and had lunch with several members
of the KTT, a few lamas and drouplas, and three journalists of "France
3 Sud" and the newspapers. After having granted them a short
interview, Gyalwa Karmapa went to the local temple of the KTT,
where he was received with an official ceremony. He gave blessing
to the members of the center, and the program continued with an
interreligious meeting: Some 350 people listened to the dialog
between Maître Maurice Halimi, representing Judaism, Father
Jean-Baptiste Blondeau from the Catholic church, Doctor Ahmad Akkari
of the Muslim community, Father Jean-Marie Bricault from the Greek
Orthodox and Mrs Raymonde Debosc from the Reformist church as well
as several local political representativs: vice mayer Mrs Pages,
M Calviac representing the prefect and M Lecler of the county council.Gyalwa
Karmapa gave a concluding teaching on loving kindness and compassion.
In the late afternoon, all together enjoyed a garden party in the
courtyard of the KTT temple.
After the Mahakala puja in the evening, the blessed day was crowned
by an initiation of Karma Pakshi, which about 450 people attended.
pictures : Perpignan >>>
July 17 : Cannes,
the afternoon, he performed the Hayagriva empowerment and in the
evening he presided over the show of tibetan holly dances. This
event took place at the Théâtre Noga Croisette, Hôtel
Noga Hilton, 50 Boulevard de la Croisette, CANNES. Over 600
persons attended these two events.
During the diner break, he met several personalities like the
mayor of the City of Cannes, French Parliament Deputy and different
managers of companies.
18 - 19 Institut Karmapa, France
received His Holiness on 18th of July . there was nearly 350 people
who were waiting for HH arrival in the morning at 11am. At once,
a teaching was given by Nendo Rinpoche, giving basis of Bouddha
Dharma in a very joyful atmosphere. In the afternoon, HH gave the
intiation of Mandjoushri Naseng. Lama Jigmé Rinpoché,
Nendo Tulkou and HH's close entourage, Nendo Rinpoche and the Lama's
dancers Sangha and 350 people attended the empowerment. On Monday
the 19th, HH and all the Sangha performed a ritual to bless the
place in the temple of Valderoure.
20 July: Brescia, Italy
First visit of 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje in Italy
Organised by the Kagyu buddhist centre "Karma Tegsum Ciò Ling"
Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in the afternoon to Brescia, Italy from
Nice accompanied by his entourage and Lama Könciog Luigi,
president and resident lama of Karma Tegsum Ciò Ling Brescia.
Tuesday evening public event in the Auditorium San Barnaba, Brescia. "Full
house" for the inauguration of the first official meeting
of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa to an audience of 400 guests. Opening
ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Brescia, Prof. Paolo Corsini and
welcome greeting by the representative of the Bishop of Brescia,
Monsignor Lucio Cuneo vicar Episcopal for inter-religious relations.
The evening proceeded with H.H. Karmapa taking his throne and presenting
the discussion on bodhicitta entitled "The importance today
of love and compassion as a means to realise peace". H.H.
Karmapa concluded this first evening by giving the bodhisattva
vows and a blessing to the audience.
Wednesday 21st July Chokhor Duchen (First teaching of Buddha Sakyamuni).
In the morning H.H. Karmapa visited for and blessed the Diamond-way
centre of Brescia. In the afternoon H.H. Karmapa arrived to the
main centre "Karma Tegsum Ciò Ling" in Brescia
where a press conference took place followed by a meeting of HH.
Karmapa with children and parents members of the centre. After
a short break H.H. Karmapa proceeded with the Blessing of the centre
and the placing the NAMKHYEN GYALDAR flag (Karmapa flag) on the
balcony of the centre followed meeting with the members of the
centre in the Lhakang (temple) and ending with an offering to H.H.
Karmapa, the Rinpoche's and the Lama's.
Wednesday evening, Second event at the Auditorium San Barnaba. "Full
house" with 400 guests for the second evening during which
H.H. Karmapa continued the discussion on bodhicitta of previous
evening. Following this discussion the Refuge ceremony took place
with over 90 people taking refuge with H.H. Karmapa. After the
Refuge ceremony, H.H. Karmapa granted the Avoloketeshvara (Chenresi)
empowerment and the evening concluded with thanksgiving by offering
the enlightened body, speech and mind to H.H. Karmapa.
22 July : Bordo
Early in the morning H.H. Karmapa and the entourage departed Brescia
by car via Domodossola for the Centre of Bordo in the Italian alps.
From Domodossola H.H. Karmapa was accompanied by helicopter with
Trinley Tulku and Lama Taschi Andreas to Pianeza a future retreat
place of Bordo. The helicopter took H.H. then to Riviera from where
he took the 20 minute walk to Bordo. In early afternoon a teaching
were given by Ven. Lama Jigme Rinpoche and Gyalwa Karmapa blessed
the village. Mid afternoon Mahakala Puja was preformed led by Jigme
Rinpoche and Lama's. In the evening Gyalwa Karmapa met with local
dignitaries and authorities. An offering of the Mandala and enlightened
body, speech and mind was performed before H.H. granted the Green
In the morning of Friday July 23rd H.H. Karmapa departed from Bordo
and Italy for Warsaw in Poland.
pictures : Bordo >>>
23 July: Warsaw, Poland
Gyalwa Karmapa arrived in Warsaw, Poland where he visited the Diamond
Way Buddhist “Stupahouse”. The Stupahouse is currently
under construction, being transformed into a beautiful center in
the heart of the city. Karmapa and other guests were shown a video
presentation that chronicled the four years of construction of
the “Stupahouse” center.
25 July: Kuchary, Poland
Gyalwa Karmapa traveled to the retreat center in Kuchary near Warsaw.
Upon arrival Karmapa was interviewed by a local TV station and
by “Przekroj”, the largest weekly magazine in Poland.
Later, Karmapa gave the first part of the Demchok Initiation to
those who had finished Ngöndro, the Foundational Practices.
300 Dharma practitioners received the initiation.
26 July: Kuchary, Poland
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the second part of the Demchok Initiation to
those who had completed Ngöndro. Karmapa also gave the Initiation
of Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light, and the Bodhisattva
promise to 3,000 Polish and Eastern European Dharma students.
27 July [Birthday of Guru Rinpoche]: Kuchary, Poland
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Karma Pakshi initiation to 3,000 people.
A meeting with representatives of the Diamond Way Buddhist centers
from Eastern Europe followed. Several hundred dharma students from
all corners of Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and other Eastern European
countries enthusiastically informed Karmapa about the Dharma activity
in their respective countries. Karmapa thanked all present for
their hard work and expressed a wish to visit their countries in
the near future.
pictures : Kuchary >>>
28 July Warsaw, Poland – Kassel, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa and his party traveled to Frankfurt, Germany. Karmapa
arrived at the summer camp near Kassel, Immenhausen where nearly
2,000 Dharma students waited to receive him.
29 July, Kassel Immenhausen, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Initiation of Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless
Light, and a Bodhisattva promise to 2,200 Dharma practitioners
from Germany and around the world.
30 July: Kassel Immenhausen, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Karma Pakshi initiation to over 2,700 people.
He later met the Board of Directors of the Diamond Way Foundation
where he was acquainted with the Foundation’s work and future
projects. Karmapa expressed his full support for the Foundation’s
31 July: Kassel Immenhausen, Germany
Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Chenrezig, Loving Eyes, Initiation and
the Bodhisattva Promise to over 3,000 dharma students. Later, Gyalwa
Karmapa blessed and initiated the 72-hour meditation on Chenrezig,
Loving Eyes, inspiring his students to recite Om Mani Peme Hung
mantra. H.H. 17th Karmapa concluded his program in Kassel by thanking
Lama Ole and the thousands of students he had met on his tour for
their hard work for the Dharma. He expressed his full support for
the development and vision of the Diamond Way centers and his strong
wish to return to Europe the following year.
pictures : Kassel >>>
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