Karmapa 900 2011 Events: INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULES AND LINKS


April 24
Indonesia marked the site of the first Karmapa 900 celebration outside India. Evoking the ancient spread of Buddhism from India across Asia, the Indonesia Karmapa 900 event was held at the ancient Buddhist monument of Borobudur.
Location:                    Borobudur – Jogyakarta in central Java
Presiding Master:        The Fourth Karma Khenchen Rinpoche
Contacts:                    indonesiakagyumonlam@yahoo.co.id, triyanadharmacenter@yahoo.com
Website:                     Indonesian Karmapa 900 Information

May 2
Location:                     Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
                                  No 2, Lavender Street
                                  Singapore338823 (Lavender MRT)
Presiding Master:         Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Contact:                      Karma Kagyu Choe Gong Kuen Zangling Buddhist Centre
                                  Karen Lee +65-90080029
                                  karenlee185@yahoo.com.sg

May 8
Organizer:                   Persatuan Penganut Agama Buddha Karma Drubgyu Choling Kluang Johor
Contact:                      drubgyucholing@yahoo.com
                                  Mr Law Tat Lin +6012-7779599
                                  Ms Joycelyn Leong +6012-7980514
                                  Judy Lim +6012-2030660

May 13-14
The Karmapa 900 anniversary was celebrated extensively in Taiwan, with numerous centers collaborating for a special two-day celebration that includes an exhibition of the art and calligraphy of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and a concert of his original musical compositions.
Location: Jien Tan Activity Center, Taipei 劍潭活動中心
Presiding Master: Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

June 22 & June 26
Location:                      Thrangu Monastery Canada
                                   8140 No.5 Road
                                   Richmond (Vancouver), BC V6Y 2V4
Presiding Master:          Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Organizers:                  Karma Kagyu Association of Canada (KKAC)
Contact:                       Lama Pema, Rabjor Dawa and Riza Weinstein
                                   Phone: 778 297 6010 Fax: 778 297 6033
                                   email: kagyumonlam@thrangumonastery.org
Website:                       http://kagyumonlamnorthamerica.org/
For more images and a VIDEO MESSAGE (with English translation) from His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa on the occasion of the 900 year anniversary celebration, please visit the website: http://kagyumonlamnorthamerica.org/

July 10
Presiding Master:          Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Organizers:                  Kamalashila Institute
Contact:                       Via their contact form
                                   Email:  kamalashila@t-online.de
                                   Telephone: +49 2655 9390-40
Website:                       Karmapa 900 in Germany

UK: London & Scotland

VIEW SLIDESHOW & REPORT
August 8 - 12
Location:                      Kagyu Samye Dzong, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 3SA
Presiding Master:          Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Contact:                       Lama Zangmo, ksdlondon@samye.org
Website:                      www.london.samye.org

Location:                      Kagyu Samye Ling, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL, Scotland, UK
Presiding Master:          Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Contact:                       Ani Lhamo, lhamo@samyeling.org
Website:                      www.samyeling.org

August 22
Organizer:                     Centrum Buddyjskie Bencien Karma Kamtzang   
Presiding Master:           Tenga Rinpoche

Hong Kong & Macau
October 7 - 9
Venue:     Hall 3F & 3G Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center
Presiding Master:           VV. 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Honorable Guests:          Ven. Kok Kwong, President of The Hong Kong Buddhist Association & VV. 9th  Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Karma Kagyu Lineage Exhibition - Free Admission: RELICS, ANTIQUE THANGKAS, KARMAPAS' PRECIOUS ITEMS, ART EXHIBITS OF HH THE 17TH KARMAPA OGYEN TRINLEY DORJE, DEMONSTRATIONS OF TIBETAN CRAFTS - THANGKA, MANDELA, TORMA

Ceremonies, Puja, Empowerment & Teachings - Tickets Available In Mid August
Enquiry Hotline +852 2793 9068      Fax: +852 3905 8518
Contacts:  hk.karmapa900@gmail.com
Karmapa 900 Years Hong Kong & Macau Website: http://www.karmapa900.org.hk

HONORABLE CONSULTANT: THE HONG KONG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZER: KARMAPA 900 YEARS CELEBRATION (HK & MACAU) COMMITTEE: Karma Kagyu (H.K.) Buddhist Society, Thrangu Vajrayana Buddhist Centre, Jangchub Phuntsok Ling Buddhist Centre, Karma Samten Ling (H.K.) Buddhist Centre, Zuri Maha Mudra Buddhist Centre, Zurmang Kagyud Buddhist Centre, Damkar Bodhi Buddhist Centre, Tergar Meditation Center H.K., Pal Shangpa Thekchen Ling, Wisdom House, Karma Shinay Ling Meditation Workshop (Macau)


Australia
October 20
Details coming soon!

October 24
Location:                       Oneness Centre Buddhist Trust
                                    44 Ben Lomond Crescent, East Tamaki
                                    Auckland
Presiding Master:           Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Organizers:                   Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Trust and Pushien Charitable Trust
Contact:                        Sonam Rinchen 0064 9 268 0786,  glorious@palpung.org.nz
Website:                       New Zealand Karmapa 900 Information

Brazil
Between November 2 and 13
Organizers:                   Karma Theksum Chokhorling
Contact:                        executive@ktc.org.br

Argentina
Between November 2 and 13
Organizers:                   Kagyu Tekchen Chöling
Contact:                       Lama Sangye and Lama Rinchen - kagyuargentina@hotmail.com

South Africa
Between November 14 and 25
Details coming soon!

USA
December 2-4
Location:                      KTD Monastery
                                   Woodstock, NY
Presiding Master:          Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Contact:                       E-mail: office@kagyu.org or jtarlin@yahoo.com
                                   Telephone: 845.679.5906 Ext.1070
Website:                      www.kagyu.org

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche leads KTD's celebration of 900 years of Karmapa and the Karma Kagyu lineage with a Body, Speech and Mind offering to a statue of Dusum Khyenpa, the First Karmapa.  The weekend will consist largely of pujas, prayers, and praises to Dusum Khyenpa and other masters of this glorious lineage.
















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