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By Michele Martin

ISBN-10: 1559391952

ISBN-13: 9781559391955

Contains with short biographies of all 16 prior Karmapas, especially composed for this assortment through the hugely revered 7th Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. the following, the reader detect the compelling histories of the 1st Tibetan masters to be well-known as reincarnate lamas.

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According to their standing, the incarnate lamas, monks, nuns, and lay people made their offerings to the new Karmapa. For hours, they came in lines that extended into and beyond the crowded courtyard, and gradually, everyone was 42 Music In the Sky able to meet him. The Office of Tsurphu then offered plates heaped with kapse, fruit, and sweets, which were followed by tea and saffron rice. As the ceremony in the main shrine hall drew to a close, dances and a Tibetan opera composed by the previous Karmapa began outside on a broad, stone-paved courtyard that was filled to overflowing with his followers, dressed in their best outfits and jewels, a sea of color with glints of brocade and silver and, woven into the women’s black hair, the intricate patterns of turquoise and coral.

It was a festive occasion when everyone rejoiced in his accomplishment. The Tsurphu administration offered the assembled monks and incarnate lamas tea, soup, an extensive midday meal, and money. Numerous disciples57 came to create an auspicious connection, and representatives from Lhasa’s Religious Affair Bureau came to offer their respects. 46 Music In the Sky During the years he was at Tsurphu, unless an important person had come who needed to meet with him, the Karmapa’s teachers and tutors carried out their responsibilities, teaching him on a regular basis.

For example, the sense faculties are empowered by the auspicious symbols: the eyes are consecrated by offering the auspicious fish; the tongue, by the auspicious lotus, and so forth. A short long-life empowerment concluded this central part of the ceremony, which made official the young incarnation’s status as the Gyalwa (Victorious) Karmapa. Then, to recall the profundity of the Dharma and its connection with the Karmapa, the ceremony continued with talks by four masters of the teachings. Khenpo Zhonu Nyima from Palpung Monastery (the seat of Situ Rinpoche in eastern Tibet) explained the condensed meaning of the Abhisamayalamkara, a text elucidating stages of realization.

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