Every afternoon at KTD Monastery, lamas and laypeople participate in the daily Mahakala protector ritual to remove obstacles and promote success for monastery activities. During His Holiness Karmapa’s visit, it was heard that His Holiness would like to join the daily ritual for one afternoon. A plan was made to arrange for this puja on […]Read more "His Holiness Karmapa Joins KTD’s Daily Mahakala Puja"
Word for word transcript by Margaret Erlewine of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s comments, 6-9-2013. Light editing. “As most all of you know, we’ve not only completed the construction of this monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, but we have now completed the creation of a protector temple or gonkhang. We have not only completed the creation of the […]Read more "Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche: The Community Function of the Protector Lama and the Protector Shrine"
His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa arrived for a month-long stay in Sarnath, Varanasi, India, on February 8. The flight from Delhi was late, and the monks, Khenpos, and foreign students gathered at Thrangu Rinpoche’s beautiful Vajravidya Institute waited patiently in the street and in the monastery courtyard, holding their khatas and mingling with local people, […]Read more "“It felt as if the king had returned to his castle.” Losar with His Holiness Karmapa, 2013."