25.08.2005 – 29.08.2005, Austria

His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje visits Austria, Vienna

Vienna, Empowerment, Meeting, Teaching, Visit

25th August:
Arrival from France

26th August:
In the morning His Holiness the 17th Karmapa was blessing children at the Karma Kagyu Sangha Center.
Sightseeing in Vienna
In the evening the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje gave the White Tara initiation to 300 people at the University of Vienna.

27th August:
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje visited the former Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen together with Khenpo Choedrag Rinpoche and members of Karma Kagyu Sangha. They were reciting “The Sutra of the Purification from Downfalls on the Bodhisattva-Path” and “The King of the Path of Aspirations for the Excellent Activity of the Noble Ones” in the gas chamber.

28th August:
At the University of Vienna His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje gave the Sarasvati initiation and teachings on the 6 Paramitas to about 350 participants.

Photos: Thule G. Jug

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