The 65 year old Dane was trained a Buddhist Lama by His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa
, the head of the Tibetan Karma Kagyu Tradition, 35 years ago.
Bodhgaya, Dec 2 (ANI): His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
, Trinley Thaye Dorje led the prayers for world peace and liberation for all sentient beings here at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.
Recognized as an incarnate lama at age eighteen months, he was given the honorific "Rinpoche," meaning "precious one," by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
, leader of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Organized by the Tibetan government-in-exile, the function was presided over by the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
in his speech underlined that the bhikshuni ordination is important for Tibetan Buddhism.
The monastery has been without a Karmapa (head of the monastery) since the death of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
," a source in Dharamsala, headquarters of the Dalai Lama in India, told Kyodo News by telephone.
Introduced to Gyalwa Karmapa
heir of the Whispered Transmission Crazy Wisdom Practice Lineage