Long-life ceremony for His Holiness the Karmapa concludes Chöd teaching and empowerment requested by Tsultrim Allione and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Several thousand people gathered at the Dorzong Monastic Institute yesterday morning to hold a long-life ceremony for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. In a press release issued by the Karmapa Office of Administration and the institute, it was noted that “in attendance were deeply devoted Rinpoches, Togdens, Khenpos, monks and nuns from across the Himalayan region, as well as international disciples from over a dozen countries. “Following the long-life puja offered to him by Dorzong Monastic Institute, the Gyalwang Karmapa conferred the Amitayus long-life empowerment on all those assembled.” The event concluded the Karmapa’s visit to the institute, where he spent much of the time teaching and offering a Chöd empowerment at the request of Lama Tsultrim Allione (whose Tara Mandala handled organization) and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. We posted about the teachings and empowerment earlier this week.