July 1, 2014: His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje arrives at Shri Diwakar Vihara Buddhist Research and Educational Institute in Kalimpong along with the kudung of Shamar Rinpoche (photos)

Posted: 02.07.14

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On July 1, 2014 His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje arrived at Shri Diwakar Vihara Buddhist Research and Educational Institute in Kalimpong along with the kudung of Shamar Rinpoche.

On the way from the airport at Bagdogra to Kalimpong, hundreds of people gathered in multiple locations along the way to pay their last respects. Various Rinpoches and the monks have started conducting Vajrayogini puja which will last for a week. Next, will be the Five Deities Chakrasamvara practice as a form of offering to the Kudung of Shamar Rinpoche. While at Kalimpong disciples from Bhutan, Sikkim and the district of Darjeeling will be coming to pay their respects.

View photo slideshow on shamarpa.org