18.04.2005 – 19.04.2005, France

Gyalwa Karmapa gives initiations to the practitioners of the three-year retreats in Dhagpo Kundreul Ling, Le Bost and Laussedat, France

Dhagpo Kundreul Ling, Ceremony, Empowerment

In February 2005, about 100 practitioners went into the traditional three year retreat in Dhagpo Kundreul Ling, a Karma Kagyu monastery in France, founded by Gendun Rinpoche. Gyalwa Karmapa was asked to give the necessary empowerments to them.

On Monday, April 18, Gyalwa Karmapa arrived from India. At April 19, a welcoming ceremony was performed in the big temple. Monks, nuns but also many lay people came to welcome him and receive the blessing of Gyalwa Karmapa.

For one month he gave initiations in the retreat centers.

On May 17th a thanksgiving ceremony was performed and on May 18th Gyalwa Karmapa left Dhagpo Kundreul Ling back to India.

 

Welcoming Ceremony on April 19, 2005

Thanksgiving Ceremony on May 17th and departure on May 18th, 2005