Summary: Gaya (Bihar) [India], June 26 (ANI): Buddhist monks gathered at Tergar Monastery in Bodh Gaya to celebrate the 34th birthday of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Thinley Dorje here on Wednesday.
Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Thinley Dorje is a claimant to the title of 17th Karmapa Lama.
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Other assignments come from the Buddhist monastic colleges (for example, in India, either the one run by the Dalai Lama or the one run by the seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa
) where students engage not only in exercises in logic and clear thinking, but also in much analytical meditation: meditation in which, after a period of shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, they actively question the propositions of Buddhist dogma, seeking a personal and non-conceptual connection to those teachings.
East Carolina University Junior, biology and Asian studies double major Study abroad: Historical, cultural and religious field study in India Influential person met: 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
(14) In 2010, the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa
, the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage, went further still to announce that he is committed to improving women's rights and status, and to fully ordaining women as bhikkhunis in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (Damcho).