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Inauguration of Lhabab Chorten Stupa in Valle de Bravo, Mexico City 2006

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H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa on TV


14.03.2006


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On the 14th March 2006 HH 17th Karmapa was interviewed by Adela Micha for "Las Noticias por Adela" on Televisa, one of the most important talk shows in Mexico. The interview was broadcasted in two parts in the whole of Latin America, in the United States and in parts of Europe.

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Chenrezig Empowerment

14.03.2006


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On the 14th March 2006 HH 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje gave the Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) Empowerment to 2000 people at the Teatro Metropolitano in Mexico City.

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H.H. Karmapa received by State
Secretary


15.03.2006


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On the 15th March 2006 HH 17th Karmapa was received in Mexico City by Carlos Abascal Peniche, State Secretary of the Government of Mexico.


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Tsepagme Empowerment

15.03.2006


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On the 15th March 2006 HH 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje gave the Tsepagme (Amitayus) Empowerment to 2000 people at the Teatro Metropolitano in Mexico City.

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Inauguration of the Stupa

16.03.2006


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On the 16th March 2006 HH Karmapa consecrated a Lhabab Chorten Stupa in Valle de Bravo outside Mexico City. The stupa project was initiated by Casa Tibet under the guidance and inspiration of Lopen Tsechu Rinpoche. After Rinpoche's death, the construction was carried out by Casa Tibet under the spiritual guidance of Gyalwa Karmapa's lamas. The Stupa is 15m high and the construction was completed in one year.

Ms. Monica Pretelini de Peña wife of the Governor of the State of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto was a guest at the ceremony. Shangpa Rinpoche, Nendo Rinpoche, Lama Ole Nydahl, Marco Antonio Karam, and over 1400 practitioners and guests attended the consecration. A number of highly auspicious signs marked the event. After the ceremony His Holiness was received by Ms. Monica Pretelini de Peña in the Governor's private residence in Valle de Bravo.


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Bodhisattva promise and teachings


17.03.2006


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On the 17th March 2006, HH 17th Karmapa gave the Bodhisattva promise to over 1700 people at the Stupa ground in Valle de Bravo outside Mexico City. During the entire teachings and ceremony a clear rainbow appeared around the sun. After the event, HH Karmapa was received by Bernardo Gomez, vice president of Televisa, Mexico's biggest television channel. During his stay at Valle de Bravo Gyalwa Karmapa was the host of Mr and
Mrs Rafael and Bibi Silanez.

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Visit in Diamondway Center

18.03.2006


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On the 18th March 2006 Gyalwa Karmapa blessed the Diamond Way Buddhist centre in Mexico City. His Holiness gave the Bodhisattva promise to practitioners and guests in the center.

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Visit of "Casa Tibet"

19.03.2006


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On the 19th March 2006 HH 17th Karmapa visited and blessed Casa Tibet in Mexico City. Marco Antonio Karam, president of Casa Tibet, and a number of Casa Tibet's practitioners showed His Holiness around the premises.

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Departure of H.H. Karmapa

19.03.2006


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On the 19th March 2006 HH 17th Karmapa left Mexico. Marco Antonio Karam, president of Casa Tibet, Mexico and a large number of practitioners saw His Holiness off at Benito Juarez, Mexico City International Airport.


HH 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje arrived at Mexico City airport Benito Juarez on the 13th March 2006 at the invitation of Casa Tibet in Mexico City.

His Holiness visited Mexico in order to consecrate the first stupa in the country. It is Karmapa's first visit on the Latin Continent. HH 17th Karmapa was received at the airport by Dr. Alvaro Castro, General Director for Religious Associations of the Secretary of the Government and by Marco Antonio Karam, president of Casa Tibet in Mexico City.

A large number of disciples gathered at the airport to greet His Holiness.

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