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Karmapa Lama holds a discourse for young monks in Bodhgaya

December 17, 2008

Bodhgaya
Tue, 16 Dec 2008:
 
Bodhgaya, Dec 16 (ANI): 17th Karmapa Lama Ugyen Thrinley Dorje held discourse for young monks in Bodhgaya.
 
Dorje, one of the highest lamas in Tibet's Buddhist hierarchy, is the only senior monk to be recognised by both Beijing and the Dalai Lama.
 
Hundreds of Buddhists monks and devotees from ross India and Nepal congregated here to take sermons in Buddhist philosophy.
 
"We are just giving the lessons in Buddhist philosophy. We have classes in the duration of 25 days. A lot of monks are investigations on the Buddha dharma," said Karma Chering Wangcho, a monk.
 
Around 700 monks from India and Nepal have gathered here to listen to the teachings from Karmapa.
 
Karmapa Lama escaped to India after an arduous 1,400 km journey through the Himalayas in January, 2001. He is now settled in northern Dharamsala, headquarters of the Dalai Lama.
 
Karmapa Lama was granted refugee status by the Indian Government in 2005. (ANI)
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