25.07.2003 – 30.07.2003, USA

Gyalwa Karmapa in Santa Barbara

Empowerment, Transmission, Visit

Suzan Garner and Bart Mendel invited the Gyalwa Karmapa to the Karma Kagyu center in Santa Barbara.

July 25: On the way the Gyalwa Karmapa visited a dharma group in Morro Bay. He was requested to give a public lung or reading transmission for the Mahamudra-Prayer authored by the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje. About 200 people attended the transmission.

July 26:  Gyalwa Karmapa gave the Dorje Pagmo empowerment for those practitioners who had completed the Preliminary Practices.

July 27: Gyalwa Karmapa gave a Milarepa empowerment in the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. 23 years before, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa had given a crown ceremony exactly in this place.

July 28: The Gyalwa Karmapa and his group was invited for Whale Watching in the open sea: a dozen huge whales appeared.

July 30: Return to Menlo Park.

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I will make wishes and aspirations for all of us to keep our connection (…) in this way our intention and mindset are the same, and then no matter the distance and time – they will not separate us