Happy 32nd Birthday, to His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
Happy 32nd Birthday, Your Holiness!
HH Karmapa’s Birthday was celebrated at the KTC Sunday June 25th – first there was a teaching by Lama Rinpoche from Vasubandhu’s Commentary on the Treasury of the Abhidharma (Abhidharmakośabhāṣya), on karma and the root downfalls; then group singing of “Praise to the Buddha Activity of the Gyalwang Karmapa” with two guitars adding additional oomph and polish (thank you Brad and Jayce); then singing happy birthday and enjoying His Holiness’ Cake, with torma from the recent Karma Pakshi practice; finally, to wrap it all up, pulling weeds in the parking lot for a period of not less than ten minutes and not more than fifteen. All in all, the kind of wide ranging, interesting event we’ve come to expect.
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