Kagyu Monlam 2014 Opening ceremony

Kagyu Monlam 2014 Opening ceremony at Main Temple in Bodhgaya

In the morning of 15th December 2014 His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche together with His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche opened the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo by a ritual of butter lamp ligtening at Main Temple in Bodhgaya.

Althought His Holiness Karmapa has not arrived to Bodhgaya yet, thousands of high lamas, monks and lay devotees gathered to pray under the Bodhi Tree of enlightenment.

His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche opening the Kagyu Monlam 2014 at Main Temple in Bodhgaya

His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche opening the Kagyu Monlam 2014 at Main Temple in Bodhgaya

Opening ceremony of Kagyu Monlam Chenmo 2014

Opening ceremony of Kagyu Monlam Chenmo 2014

Gathering under the Bodhi Tree of enlightenment

Gathering under the Bodhi Tree of enlightenment

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Medical help in Bodhgaya during Kagyu Monlam

Medical help in Bodhgaya.

During Kagyu Monlam Karmapa Health Care Project offers voluntary service to all participants: monks and lay practitioners.

If you have a stomach problem, different types of pain of wound,
they are best help in Bodhgaya!

You can visit them next to the Main Temple and among Kagyu Monlam offices.

More information:
www.karmapa-healthcare.org

 

Appreciation letter from Gyalwa Karmapa to practitioners about Kagyu Monlam

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje shares a message for practitioners. Gyalwa Karmapa expresses hus gratitude for the prayers for swift rebirth of Shamar Rinpoche and encourages to dedicate merit of practices for that purpose.

Dear dharma friends,

Firstly, I would like to express my appreciation to all my dear students who have been making aspirations for the swift return of His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, ever since his Parinirvana.

This year’s Kagyu Monlam at Bodhgaya, in the presence of the Mahabodhi Temple and under the Bodhi Tree, will be a further opportunity to dedicate your efforts for our great master’s swift return.

Whether you can join the Monlam in person, or offer your prayers from home, I wish you to know that your practices and your aspirations for the swift return of His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche are of great benefit. Please continue to dedicate your practices for this purpose.

With loving kindness,

Karmapa Thaye Dorje

Source: www.karmapa.org

 

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Photo: Thule G. Jug, www.karmapa-news.org

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Photo: Thule G. Jug, www.karmapa-news.org

Kagyu Monlam 2014 Karmapa teaching on Samantabhadra’s Aspiration

Kagyu Monlam 2014 Karmapa teaching.

Every year during Kagyu Monlam His Holiness the 17th Karmapa teaches to a great audience of thousands of monks and lay devotees.

This year 16th and 18th Dec at afternoon first session,  His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa will teach on Samantabhadra’s Aspiration.

Gyalwa Karmapa gives explanations in english and tibetan, in addition is translated into chinese.

Gyalwa Karmapa teaching in Bodhgaya

His Holiness Karmapa teaching in Bodhgaya