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Karmapa takes off shoes to enter shrine
GAYA -- Ugyen Trinle Dorje, the teenaged chief of the Karmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhists made a bare foot entry to the world famous Mahabodhi Temple, the seat of Buddha´s enlightenment on Sunday morning.more...



For Australasia it was exotic:
In 1999 the small New Zealand Karma Choeling Buddhist settlement at Kaukapakapa, secluded amidst the sheep, punga, tuis, toetoe and rich dairylands north of Auckland, had thrown up an incarnation - Venerable Karma Kunsang Thubten Dorje Lungtok Nyime Pal Sang Po Pong Rinpoche, to give him his full name - of Pong Re Sung Rap Tulku Rinpoche, a somewhat obscure lama of the 1950s from eastern Tibet.more...



Drubgyud Choeling Monastery has been officially opened on 21 November 2001
HH 17th Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, compassionately granted requests to be present at Lumbini for the grand inauguration ceremony of the Drubgyud Choeling Monastery.more...



An Interview with Trinley Thaye Dorje
The Karmapas have been the spiritual heads of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism since the 12th century. The first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa (1110-1193), was one of the most eminent masters of his time. Prior to his death he predicted that he would take rebirth again in Tibet. Therefore, the second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (1204-1283), is considered the first reincarnated Tibetan Lama. Since then, the Karmapas, often called the Black Hat Karmapa, have had successive reincarnations.more...



18th Birthday Celebrations for HH17 Karmapa, Thaye Dorje
The Eighteen Birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje was celebrated on May 6, 2001 in as many as 500 centers and Monasteries all over world with a special ceremony and recitation of Long Life Prayers. more...



The boy buddha
Like any teenage boy, he enjoys sci-fi movies and cartoons. But Ugyen Trinley Dorje is no ordinary adolescent. He is exiled from his homeland, guarded round the clock and worshipped by millions. Could he be God on earth? more...



The boy king - BBC News 25 May, 2001
Eighteen months ago, Urgyen Trinley Dorge, the 16 year-old boy whom many Buddhists believe to be a reincarnation of Buddha, escaped from his native Tibet, to live in a monastery in the Indian mountains. The BBC's Carol Wightman, who gained exclusive access to him, reports: more...



International Karma Kagyu Organisation 15 August, 2000
We refer to Mr Tashi Wangdi's (minister of religious and cultural affairs, exiled Tibetan government) statement in the Times of India on 14th of August, 2001. We respectfully disagree with his statement, which says that "there should be no controversy at all about the 17th Karmapa and head of the Kagyu sect, Urgyen Trinley Dorje." more...



Video discovery puts spotlight on Dalai Lama feud
Video footage has come to light that shows a deep rift at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism, and rivalry that challenges the status of the Dalai Lama. Just one month ago, the Tibetan teenager who is also the Karmapa, the most revered lama after the Dalai Lama, gave his first press conference after his escape from Tibet in December 1999. more...



A New Incarnation:
A year after fleeing from Tibet, the Karmapa is lonely, isolated-and starting to speak his mind. Sixteen-year-old Ugyen Trinley Dorje, the most senior religious leader in Tibet until he fled the country 15 months ago, has spoken for the first time since he joined the Dalai Lama in exile in India. more...



Tibet and China: The politics of religion
Beijing - There is a timid nature to Beijing's Tibetan policy and its control over the choice of Tibet's spiritual leaders is nowhere near sufficient to prop up Beijing's rule in Tibet. more...



The divine to half-baked
Sydney -- There's trouble at temple. As if the Chinese occupation of their country were not sufficiently testing for the Tibetan people, cracks have begun to appear in the previously united front of their government in exile under the Dalai Lama. more...



'Prisoner' of Dharamsala
In a letter to Prime Minister Vajpayee, the Karmapa has asked for freedom to move about. But will New Delhi play ball, with Sino-Indian relations looking up? more...



Karmapa Lama joining campaign for a free Tibet
Damien McElroy In Dharamsala Saturday, 28th April 2001 The Scotsman

CHINESE hopes that the Tibetan issue will disappear after the death of the Dalai Lama are fading, as a star emerges from the ranks of reincarnated lamas at the top of Tibetan Buddhism. more...



Reports after press statement from Urgyen Trinley Dorje
A collection of news reports after the April 27 press conference. more...



Press Statement from Urgyen Trinley Dorje
April 27, Gyuto Ramoche Tantric University, Sidbhari, Distt. Kangra, HP, India. more...



Daunting audience with a 900-year-old teenager
By Mick Brown, The Telegraph, April 28, 2001

Fears for the Karmapa's safety since his flight from Tibet to India, can make meeting him a daunting experience. On the three occasions I have met him since his arrival in India 16 months ago, the procedure has always been the same. more...



Tibet's boy lama tells the world of his leap to freedom
THE Karmapa Lama, one of the highest ranking figures in Tibetan Buddhism, described for the first time yesterday how he leapt from a window at the start of an eight-day odyssey to escape Chinese captivity. more...



Boy Lama breaks his silence
The young high ranking Tibetan Lama, who 15 months ago escaped to India, has spoken for the first time about his flight and his motive for leaving his homeland. more...



Transcript of a Press Conference with His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa
held April 27, 2001 at Gyuto Ramoche Tantric University, Sidbhari, Himachal Pradesh, India more...



Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche's Message to the International Karma Kagyu Conference, March 16th 2001
We have reached a crossroads in our effort to preserve the authentic transmission of the Karma Kagyu lineage. The individuals behind the secret design to split and ultimately take over the Karma Kagyu lineage have today emerged at the forefront of the controversy. In my meeting with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Washington in June, 2000, I emphasized that the Karmapa and the Shamarpa had for centuries exercised authority over the Karma Kagyu. I declared that in 1994, I alone had identified and recognized Thaye Dorje as the 17th Karmapa in accordance with our traditional methods.more...



PART-1      PART-2      PART-3
Vijay Kranti, a senior journalist and an acknowledged expert on Tibetan affairs, dwells on the enigma called the KARMA PA in three articles. -- Editor, BORDER AFFAIRS, D-7, Press Enclave, Saket, New Delhi-110017. India more...



A hint from the Dalai Lama raises hopes
By Julian Gearing April 12, 2001

Is an amicable solution to the Karmapa controversy in sight? That is the question some devotees of Tibetan Buddhism are asking in the wake of the Dalai Lama's return to India from his controversial nine-day visit to Taiwan, a religious trip that tip-toed dangerously close to Chinese political sensitivities. more...



The perils of taking on Tibet's holy men
By Julian Gearing February 20, 2001

Editors, be warned. If you don't want your newspaper or magazine burned, don't raise awkward questions about Tibet's top lamas. Copies of Asiaweek with the cover story "Lama Wars" published late last year are said to have been torched. The reason was my questioning of the circumstances surrounding the recognition of Urgyen Trinley as the reincarnation of the Karmapa and leader of the Karma Kagyu sect, and the Dalai Lama's role in the affair. more...



Teen-age Karmapa
BODH GAYA, India (AP), March 8 - Authorities ordered an investigation Thursday after teen-age Tibetan leader Ugyen Thinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, was accused of committing sacrilege at one of Buddhism's most revered sites. more...



Urgyen Thinley
Minister of Religion and Cultural Affairs, Central Tibetan Administration on the position arrived by the Government of India regarding the status of the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa: more...



Tibetan officials yet to come to terms with 'crisis'
By Sujay Mehdudia, McLeod Ganj (H.P.), JAN. 13, 2001

McLEODGANJ (H.P.), JAN. 13. Even as several renowned monks flock to McLeodganj - headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile - for an audience with the 17th Karmapa, Tibetan officials are finding it extremely difficult to handle the ``crisis'' which has confronted them since the arrival of Ugyen Trinley Dorjee from China on January 5. more...



The case of the dueling lamas
By H.D.S. Greenway

This is a tale of intrigue, magic, reincarnation, and rivalry between mysterious religious sects in the high Himalayan lamaseries on the border of Tibet. Although primarily a matter between Tibetan Buddhists, it has the potential of complicating the already tense relationship between Asia's two most populous powers: India and China. more...



Teenage Tibetan Monks in Battle for Black Hat
By John Chalmers New Delhi, India (Reuters)

One wintry morning last year, a boy monk turned up in the Indian Himalayan foothills after a week-long journey past Chinese border guards and over the snow-capped roof of the world. In Dharamshala, seat of the Dalai Lama's Tibetan government-in-exile, 14-year-old Ugyen Trinley Dorje was hailed without question as the latest reincarnation of the Karmapa, number three in the arcane hierarchy of Tibetan Buddhism. more...



Lama's Escape Inflames Buddhist Rivalry
By Barry Bearak, Rumtek, India

Deshin Shekpa was born in the year of the male wood mouse (1384), and it is said he could be heard chanting a mantra and reciting the alphabet while still inside his mother's womb. At the moment of his birth, he boldly proclaimed himself to be the fifth incarnation of the Karmapa, one of Tibetan Buddhism's holiest figures. more...



Thrangu Rinpoche on the Karmapa controversy
For You Information Magazine

There is this controversy on the identification of the 17th Karmapa within the Kagyu Lineage. Two senior disciples of the 16th Karmapa have identified two different boys as the reincarnation of the 16th Karmapa. Tai Situ Rinpoche has identified Urgyen Trinley Dorje from Tibet whereas Sharma Rinpoche has identified Thaye Dorje from India. As a result, there now appears to be two 17th Karmapas. more...



Anniversary of Karmapa escape; tension at monastery in Tibet
A year after the escape of the 17th Karmapa to India, conditions at his monastery in Tibet remain tense, with a permanent police presence and intensified restrictions on monks that appear to be aimed at discouraging them from following their spiritual teacher into exile. No new monks are being permitted to enter the monastery, Tsurphu, and monks are being encouraged to watch Chinese television broadcasts and participate in "patriotic education" sessions rather than study Buddhism. A child who was recognised by the Karmapa as an incarnate lama has been moved from his monastery, near Tsurphu, since the escape. more...




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