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The Opening

A Great Moment of Joy Shared by Everyone

The opening of the new Institute at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling took place on June 13-16, 2013.

 
A gathering of people from all walks of life

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The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa had planned to conduct the opening ceremonies of the Institute in his only trip to Europe in 2013. He finally decided not to leave India in order to stay close to his father, Mipham Rinpoche, whose health had seriously deteriorated. He wished nonetheless that this auspicious event be maintained and conducted by Kunzik Shamar Rinpoche, holder of the kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
 
Thursday, June 13, The Institute was opened with a ritual of consecration and the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony attended by representatives of the State and local authorities, as well as Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and representatives of other Buddhist traditions.

A rich and varied program

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Several thousands of people from around the world came to attend the teachings, lectures, meditations, as well as various workshops during these 4 days. The interactive art installation, concerts and dances were greatly appreciated. Guided tours of the Dhagpo Kagyu Library were a great success! More than 1,900 people attended the extensive Gyalwa Gyamtso Empoweremennt conferred by Kunzik Shamar Rinpoche on June 15 and 16.

A significant support in various shapes

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Under the big tent exhibiting the “three times of the Institute,” more than €150,000 were gathered to fund the Institute; all this thanks to the generous donors! 
 
Finally, if the event went so smoothly, it is only thanks to the tremendous involvement of more than 300 volunteers. Despite the heat and intense activity, their enthusiasm and dynamism did not waver for four days.

Huge thanks to all of them!  

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