14.08.2002 – 17.08.2002, France
Gyalwa Karmapa visits Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, France
On August 14th, Gyalwa Karmapa arrives in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, his main seat in Europe. Shamar Rinpoche came as well. Together they perform the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the new institute.
Gyalwa Karmapa gives a public program from August 15th to 18th. About 3000 disciples attend the lectures and empowerments.
August 15th: Rabne (consecration ceremony) and the laying of the foundation stone for the new institute.
August 16th: Chenresig-empowerment
August 17th: Bodhisattva-vow
Every morning Lama Jigmela Rinpoche teaches in the big tent.