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Gyalwa Karmapa's retreat ceremonies (18th June 2002)

On Tuesday 18th June His Holiness the Karmapa came to the end of his internal Dorje Pagmo practice. On this occasion he chose to invite all those who wished it to participate, financially or materially, in a large accumulation of offerings (tsok), as is done in the three-year retreat centres. There were several auspicious signs which showed that the ceremony went well.

This phase of the practice was concluded the following day with a fire puja (djinsek ; djin = offering, sek = to burn).

Delighted to have been able to include so many practitioners in his retreat, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa has written a letter of thanks:


Tuesday 18th June 2002

Dear friends,

I am happy to be in retreat for a couple of months in France under the guidance of the Venerable Khenchen Trinley Peljor Rinpoche, in Dhagpo Kundreul Ling.
Today it is my first Dorje Phagmo tsok and a good opportunity to share it with all of you. I wish it will not be the last one but the beginning of many occasions like this.

Please enjoy!

His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje


His retreat will finish on 10th August. Then, after a few days rest, he is going to Dhagpo Kagyu Ling from 15th to 17th August to give teachings, initiations and bodhisattva vows.

Lama Yeshe is organising a preparation course for this vow-taking ceremony at Dhagpo Kundreul Ling from 8th to 11th August. Anyone who cannot go to the Dordogne and anyone else who wishes it can receive them from Lama Yeshe on 11th August.

After his stay in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling the Gyalwa Karmapa will return to Le Bost for a new period of retreat for an indefinite period. For the moment he is continuing his retreat and he is receiving daily teachings and transmissions of Dorje Pagmo and the 6 Yogas of Naropa from Khenchen Trinley Peljor Rinpoche.

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