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Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s kudung arrives in New Delhi

His Holiness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s kudung arrives in New Delhi from Germany

June 22, 2014

Shamar Rinpoche's kudung arrives in Delhi. Photo/Magda Jungowska

The convoy containing Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s kudung travels from New Delhi cargo airport to Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI)

Three days earlier, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, had travelled to Renchen Ulm in Germany, the main European seat of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, to join the devotees gathered there in pujas and prayers.

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Karmapa then accompanied his teacher’s kudung back to Delhi and will now join several weeks of extensive pujas. These will be held in Delhi, Kalimpong and Kathmandu.

The cremation will take place in Kathmandu, at Sharminub, Kunsig Shamar Rinpoche’s retreat monastery, on July 31.

Letter about the kudung of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche: In english  |  in Tibetan

Shamar Rinpoche's kudung arrives in Delhi. Photo/Magda Jungowska

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, wears the Gampopa hat, carries the traditional incense, and leads the procession with Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s kudung, on the way to KIBI

Shamar Rinpoche's kudung arrives in Delhi. Photo/Magda Jungowska

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, leads the procession, accompanied by H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and H.E. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche

Shamar Rinpoche's kudung arrives in Delhi. Photo/Magda Jungowska

Kunsig Shamar Rinpoche’s kudung arrives at KIBI in New Delhi – Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, leads the procession

Shamar Rinpoche's kudung arrives in Delhi. Photo/Magda Jungowska

Despite the sweltering heat, hundreds of Rinpoches, lamas, monks and devotees gather in KIBI’s lhakhang (shrine room) to receive the kudung and pay their last respects to their beloved teacher