June 22, 2014: Shamar Rinpoche's kudung arrives in New Delhi (photos)
Early morning on June 22nd, 2014, Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s Kudung arrived at New Delhi from Frankfurt, Germany, accompanied by His Holiness Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.
Dignitaries from the Embassy of Bhutan in India and high lamas, among whom H.E. Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche, H.E. Beru Khentse Rinpoche, Ven. Shangpa Rinpoche, Ven. Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Chagmay Rinpoche, Dorlop Nedo Rinpoche, etc. gathered at the airport to receive and escort the sacred Kudung of Gyalwa Shamarpa (kudung is the respectful Tibetan term for Rinpoche's body) back to Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (K.I.B.I.). Monastic monks and nuns, high lamas, and lay devotees from all over the world had gathered in K.I.B.I.. His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa preceded an impressive procession, leading the Kudung into the main shrine hall of K.I.B.I. where all devotes could pay their respects.
His Holiness Karmapa is conducting the ceremonies for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche and will accompany the Kudung to Kalimpong on the 1st of July.