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Karmapa arrives at InfoSys

November 6, 2009

Star of Masore
November 5, 2009

Mysore, Nov. 5 (KCU&RK) -- About 150 members of
State Kajyudpa Buddhist Council in their
traditional outfits had lined up near Hebbal
Industrial Area here today to greet Ogyen Thinley
Dorgee, 17th Karmapa of Tibetans, who arrived to
participate in the four-day TED (Technology,
Entertainment & Design) conference being held at the Infosys campus.

The Council members waved flags of various
colours and umbrellas to the rhythmic beating of
the traditional drums of Tibetans as the car
carrying the 17th Karmapa entered the campus.

Police had provided tight security to the
26-year-old Karmapa. Flex boards of the Karmapa
were found erected near the campus.

The Karmapa, who sat in the front seat beside the
driver, did not even wave at the waiting devotees
on either side of the road outside Infosys campus
though the devotees were waiting since 8.30 am.

The Karmapa is staying at a posh hotel in city
since Tuesday. The hotel is under tight security
and his devotees are visiting the hotel to have his darshan.

According to a source, about 200 devotees called
on him the whole day since morning on Wednesday.

According to an aide, the Karmapa is expected to
attend a programme to pay homage to North
Karnataka flood victims at NIE tomorrow.

The Karmapas

The Gyalwa Karmapa is the head of the Karma
Kagyu, the largest sub-school of the Kagyupa,
itself one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

The historical seat of the Karmapas is Tsurphu
Monastery in the Tolung valley of Tibet.
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