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2,600+ years since Buddha's Awakening.

900+ years of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

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  •  11 June 2014: The 14th Shamar Rinpoche Mipham Chokyi Lodro died as a result of a cardiac accident.  See the official announcement at

    The document is in Tibetan with English translation following.

    The Gyalwang Karmapa ordered that prayers be offered at Rumtek Monastery for 49 days, as is customary.  Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, had been established by the 16th Karmapa Rigpe Dorje as the seat of the Kagyu denomination in exile.  Other monasteries are following suit.  

    •  15 June:  The Tibet Post interview, in which Karmapa gives some history.

      •  The 5th Karmapa (1384–1415) foretold a period of discord after the 16th Karmapa

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    •   Our thoughts and prayers are with all who are suffering, especially those afflicted as a consequence of drastic changes in / to the land where they live.  

       

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