August 3, 2023
Empowerment and consecration ceremony at Karma Kagyu Monastery, Tainan
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, visited Karma Kagyu Monastery, in Tainan City, Taiwan, at the invitation of the Venerable Lopon Rinpoche. On the 13th April, Karmapa bestowed the empowerment of Mahakala to hundreds of ordained and lay devotees. Over the next few days Karmapa performed the Rabne (consecration ceremony) of the monastery and sacred objects, and granted audiences and blessings to hundreds of devotees, before leaving Taiwan on 20th April.
Please enjoy the following concluding photos of the visit. For previous collections of photos of Karmapa’s visit to Taiwan, see Empowerments in Taipei, Taiwan and Empowerment and Dharma teachings at Karma Kagyu Monastery, Tainan.