Karmapa 900 Delhi: (23-25 December, 2011) Before a crowd composed of disciples and delegates from nearly every state in India and from 44 countries around the world, Karmapa 900 Delhi began a three-day gala event to commemorate the 900th birth anniversary of the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa.  >REPORTS, TEACHINGS, VIDEOS & SLIDE SHOWS

New Zealand’s Joyful Event Features Cham Dance, Procession Talk by Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and More (October 24, Auckland, NZ) His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche  presided over New Zealand’s Karmapa 900 celebration, which followed the first New Zealand Kagyu Monlam, organized by Venerable Choje Lama Shedrup, Venerable Master Chang Lin, Palpung Thubten Chokyi Ghatsal Tibetan Buddhist Institute (Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Charitable Trust) and Pushien Temple. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Tenga Rinpoche Offers Karma Pakshi Initiation As Poland Marks Lineage’s 900th Anniversary
(August 22, Grabnik, Poland) Karmapa 900 crowned the second Kagyu Monlam in Benchen Karma Kamtsang Centre in Grabnik, Poland, in a festive celebration marking 900 years of the Karmapa lineage. Leading the ceremony was Tenga Rinpoche, appointed by His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa to preside over Poland’s Karmapa 900 celebration. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Kagyu Samye Ling Celebrates Karmapa 900, Installs Dusum Khyenpa Thangka Commissioned by HH16 (August 12, 2011, Eskdalemuir, Scotland) Samye Ling in Scotland dedicated its annual Guru Rinpoche Drubcho to celebrating the 900th Anniversary of the birth of Dusum Khyenpa the First Karmapa.  With Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Drupon Rinpoche, Tulku Ogyen Nyima, Lama Kating and Lama Zangmo all in attendance, and led by the Venerable Gyamtso Tashi, over a hundred people including including monks, nuns and laypeople who had completed 4-year retreats all participated in the prayers.

Karmapa 900 Comes to Europe; Kamalashila Hosts First Celebration
(Langenfeld/Eifel, Germany, July 10) His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa’s seat, Kamalashila Institute, hosted the very first Karmapa 900 ceremony to be held in Europe. His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche presided over the July 10 event, which was held immediately following a three-day Kagyu Monlam gathering. Participants hailed from all across Europe, including many from Austria, Belgium, France, Poland and Switzerland. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Canada Celebrates Karmapa 900, Fetes HH 17th Karmapa's Birthday
(Vancouver, Canada, June 22 & 26) Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche served as presiding lama for the Karmapa 900 in Canada, held on June 22 at Thrangu Monastery Canada in Vancouver. Along with the presence of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, attendees were also blessed by a direct message from His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Taiwan Honors 17th Karmapa’s Achievements In Gala Two-Day Karmapa 900 Event
(May 13 and 14, Taipei) Taiwan held an elaborate two-day festival to commemorate the 900th birth anniversary of the Karmapa reincarnation lineage. The main theme for Taiwan’s event was a celebration of the artistic and musical achievements of His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Malaysia celebrated the 900th birth anniversary of the Dusum Khyenpa, the First Karmapa
(May 8, 2011, Kluang, Malaysia) Malaysia celebrated the 900th birth anniversary of the Dusum Khyenpa, the First Karmapa, on May 8 at Karma Drubgyu Choling in Kluang, Johor, located in West Malaysia. Besides the presiding master, Tulku Pasang Rinpoche, Venerable Lama Karma Samten from New Zealand was also in attendance.  >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Dusum Khyenpa Statue and Relics Arrive As Singapore Celebrates Karmapa 900
(May 2, Singapore) Singapore marked the second spot on the annual Karmapa 900 event map, with a daylong event over which His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche presided. Approximately 800 people attended, including three rinpoches, five khenpos, 92 other ordained sangha members and an additional 700 devotees. The celebration took place at the Singapore Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, and was organized by Karma Kagyu Choe Gong Kuen Zangling Buddhist Centre. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

International Karmapa 900 Launched in Indonesia; Ancient Site of Borobudur Hosts First Global Event
(April 24, Borobudur) Over 200 people joined together in the ancient Buddhist site of Borobudur to celebrate the very first international Karmapa 900, on the island of Java in Indonesia. Karma Khenchen Rinpoche presided, as Indonesia inaugurated a yearlong series of events outside India that collectively will extend the blessings of the Karmapa lineage throughout the world. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Karmapa 900 Opening Ceremony—Day Two: Protecting the Karma Kagyu Teachings
(December 9, Bodhgaya) As thousands gathered before daybreak for Karmapa 900, the image of Buddha Shakyamuni was already basking in golden light beneath the painted sun on the Karmapa 900 stage. From dusk to dawn, this second day of the commemoration was devoted to the protection of the Karma Kagyu teachings. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

His Holiness Leads Assembly in Dusum Khyenpa Guru Yoga
(December 8, Bodhgaya) For the final session of the Karmapa 900 Opening Ceremony’s first day, the focus was firmly on the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, with three hours of Dusum Khyenpa Guru Yoga practice. His Holiness himself especially compiled the text used for the >READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Clean Water: A Gift of Gratitude from the Seventeenth Karmapa to the People of Bodh Gaya
(December 8, Bodhgaya) As part of the Karmapa 900 celebration, Khoryug, the environmental organization established by His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, offered a high-tech water filter to the people of Bodh Gaya. >READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Karmapa 900 Launches Yearlong Commemoration of Founder’s Birth: Karma Kagyu Lineage Looks to its Past with Gratitude, and to its Future with Hope
(December 8, Bodhgaya) One could say it was many months in the making. One could also say it was 900 years in the making. In either case, the opening ceremony of Karmapa 900, the yearlong celebration of the 900th birth anniversary of the First Karmapa, was a magnificent display of gratitude toward the past, and optimism for the future of the Karma Kagyu lineage. >READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Setting the Stage
(December 7, Bodhgaya) For several weeks, His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa has been in residence in Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya, overseeing preparations for the grand event to inaugurate Karmapa 900. >READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

900 Years of Karmapa Opening Ceremony > LIVE WEBCAST December 8, 2010 The Countdown Has Begun: Opening Ceremony to be Webcast Live.
(December 6, Bodhgaya) With the grand opening ceremony of Karmapa 900 just hours away, the countdown has begun. >READ MORE