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peacock on the watch

on the rooftop

on the rooftop

a peacock perches on tergar’s rooftop waiting for His Holiness.

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December 10, 2008 5:30PM

two long lines of brick colored robes lay on the sides of the narrow path to Tergar. on the rightside, the yougest monks shift about with white katas in their small hands. approaching Tergar, the line gradually grows taller and culminates in a celebration of color at the open junction. lay and monastic sangha cluster around awaiting the Karmapa’s arrival.

it had been nearly 2 hours since his announced arrival time and still no news of the actual moment reached those of us along the road. at 4:45PM, the sun turned orange just above the far guesthouse and we knew we had been waiting for quite some time. yet the fatigue didn’t spoil the excitement. Instead, we caught the second wind with the sinking sun. dusk brought us a whispered energy and in quiet mode, a new set of sounds emerged. suddenly, the Gyaling horns resounded from the rooftop announcing the arrival of HH Karmapa. A cavalcade of headlights suddenly occupied the quiet junction and we again stood on tiptoes trying to stay above the din to catch a glimpse of the great bright eyed one.

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from the kagyu office website.

12th Annual Karmae Gunchoe Debate Session from December 11th to 29th, 2008:
His Holiness will preside over the upcoming 12th Annual Karmae Gunchoe Winter Debate and Logical studies.  During the Session His Holiness will give teachings.

Teaching in Bodhgaya from December 31st to January 2nd, 2009:
His Holiness will give a public teaching at Tergar Monastery.

26th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo from January 4th to 11th, 2009:
His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa will preside over the 26th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo prayers for world peace which will be held at Bodhgaya.

Teaching in Bodhgaya from January 12th to 14th, 2009:
His Holiness will give public teaching at Tergar Monastery.

From January 19th to March 5th, 2009:
His Holiness will reside at Vajra Vidhya Institute where he will study Buddhist Philosophy from Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche and will celebrate Tibetan Losar which is on February 25th.

please visit kagyu office website for detailed information.

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