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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Losar 2014

From 25th February to 12th March, 2014, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, will join in an intensive program of Losar celebrations at Diwakar Buddhist Academy in Kalimpong

Diwakar Buddhist Academy, Buddhist Research and Educational Center at Kalimpong, founded by Shamar Rinpoche

Diwakar Buddhist Academy, Buddhist Research and Educational Center at Kalimpong, founded by Shamar Rinpoche

February 25: His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa presides over a Phurab Chokha Puja in front of the main building of Shri Diwakar Vihara Shedra

February 25: Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, presides over a Phurab Chokha Puja in front of the main building of Shri Diwakar Vihara Shedra

Between February 26 and 28, three days of extensive Mahakala pujas are held at Shri Divakar Vihara Temple. This ritual is traditionally performed before the New Year celebrations in order to remove obstacles for the coming year

Between February 26 and 28, three days of extensive Mahakala pujas are held at Shri Divakar Vihara Temple. This ritual is traditionally performed before the New Year celebrations in order to remove obstacles for the coming year

His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa and Rinpoches during the Grand Mahakala Puja

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa and Rinpoches during the Grand Mahakala Puja

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa together with a gathering of Rinpoches, monks and nuns, performing the Grand Mahakala Puja

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, together with a gathering of Rinpoches, monks and nuns, performing the Grand Mahakala Puja

March 1, 2014: A Sang (smoke offering) Puja is traditionally performed on the new-moon day before Losar, the last day of the old year

March 1, 2014: A Sang (smoke offering) Puja is traditionally performed on the new-moon day before Losar, the last day of the old year

Monks awaiting the arrival of His Holiness Karmapa on the morning of Losar

Monks awaiting Karmapa’s arrival on the morning of Losar

The chopon (lit. master of offerings) presenting the flour mountain during the Sang Puja

The chopon (lit. master of offerings) presenting the flour mountain during the Sang Puja

Venerable Nendo Rinpoche, the vajra master of Rumtek monastery, presents a mandala offering to His Holiness Karmapa on the morning of Losar

Venerable Nendo Rinpoche, the vajra master of Rumtek monastery, presents a mandala offering to Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the morning of Losar

Gyalwa Karmapa presents the symbolic offerings of ku sung thuk (enlightened body, speech and mind) to Kunsig Shamar Rinpoche during the early-morning puja on Losar day, followed by the recitation of long-life prayers and offering of katas

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, presents the symbolic offerings of ku sung thuk (enlightened body, speech and mind) to Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche during the early-morning puja on Losar day, followed by the recitation of long-life prayers and offering of katas

 After the morning puja on the first day of Losar (the Tibetan New Year) the rest of the day is devoted to various kinds of entertainment

After the morning puja on the first day of Losar (the Tibetan New Year) the rest of the day is devoted to various kinds of entertainment

Fun and games on the afternoon of the first day of Losar

Fun and games on the afternoon of the first day of Losar

His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa addresses the gathering of VIPs, sharing with them his vision and aspirations for the future

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, addresses the gathering of VIPs, sharing with them his vision and aspirations for the future

His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa addresses the gathering of VIPs, sharing with them his vision and aspirations for the future

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, addresses the gathering of VIPs, sharing with them his vision and aspirations for the future

 Group picture taken on the second day of Losar

Group picture taken on the second day of Losar

On March 4, the third day of the Tibetan New Year, His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa transmits the long-life empowerment of Buddha Amitayus (tib. Tsepame) to a large gathering of devotees from various Himalayan areas, but also from the West

On March 4, the third day of the Tibetan New Year, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, transmits the long-life empowerment of Buddha Amitayus (tib. Tsepame) to a large gathering of devotees from various Himalayan areas, but also from the West

Gyalwa Karmapa performs the preliminary ritual of purification during the long-life empowerment

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, performs the preliminary ritual of purification during the long-life empowerment

Mandala offering to Gyalwa Karmapa during the Amitayus empowerment

Mandala offering to Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, during the Amitayus empowerment

Devotees crowding around His Holiness to receive the blessing with the ritual implements after the empowerment

Devotees crowding around Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, to receive the blessing with the ritual implements after the empowerment

From 25th February to 12th March, 2014, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, will join in an intensive program of Losar celebrations at Diwakar Buddhist Academy in Kalimpong.

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa during the last Mahakala puja on January 29

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa during the last Mahakala puja on January 29

Monks during the last Mahakala puja on January 29

Monks during the last Mahakala puja on January 29

Gyalwa Karmapa and the gathering of monks, staff, students and guests during the special Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup) dinner organised on the evening of January 29

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and the gathering of monks, staff, students and guests during the special Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup) dinner organised on the evening of January 29

Gyalwa Karmapa on the morning of the first day of Losar (New Year)

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, on the morning of the first day of Losar (New Year)

Group picture taken on Losar day in front of KIBI’s shrine hall

Group picture taken on Losar day in front of KIBI’s shrine hall

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