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A little more enlightenment

By Eva Eusterhus, Welt Online, 6th January 2010 - The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa starts his visit to Germany in Hamburg - and Ole von Beust is preparing a grand reception to the Buddhist dignitary. Click to download original German article in PDF format or view article at source.

The spiritual leader of Tibetan Drukpa Order, His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, yesterday launched his first visit in Hamburg, Germany. Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU) received the Buddhist dignitaries at City Hall. Then His Holiness followed the example of the Dalai Lama by writing a comment in the Golden Book of the city. "Love and compassion may rise to the sky and return as a rain of blessing to us," he wrote in Sanskrit in the Golden Book. The Order is known as the Drukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and it is also the state religion of Bhutan. Worldwide, approximately four million people are among the followers of the Order. The key objective of the Order is the practical application of Buddhist teachings in everyday life.

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A classroom at Ladakh's Druk White Lotus School. (IANS Photo)

A green school amid a cold desert

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Buddhist Blessing for Hamburg

Jane Masumy, Hamburger Morgen Post, click here to download original German news in PDF format - The spiritual head of the Drukpa Order meets Ole von Beust and gives him a blessing scarf.

Does Buddhism makes you blissful? Already at 9 a.m. His Holiness chuckles with the mayor, as he had taken schnaps, pads Ole von Beust on the arms and clinks glasses with Mineralwater: "I rarely drink alcohol, it makes you crazy in your head." The Gyalwang Drukpa, representative of Tibetan Buddhism, on his first visit to Germany, is also good humored without the drink.

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Ladakh's largest festival adopts green cause

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Buddhist monastery celebrates Chemday festival in Leh

Ladakh, Nov 20: Buddhists in Ladakh recently celebrated the two-day Chemdrey monastery festival.

The festival is celebrated every year according to the Tibetan calendar on the 28th and 29th days of the ninth month.

Monks gather around the monastery to perform a sacred mask dance to begin the festival. Locals are also allowed to take part in the festival.

"Chemdrey Gonpa was established by the great Buddhist guru Lama Taktsang Repa and this monastery belongs to Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Every year we celebrate annual rituals for two days in the monastery and during these two days all the monks of Chemday perform mask dance. Before the festival all the monks do meditation for one week and on the second day of the festival we perform special Mandala puja in the monastery," said Nawang Gyatso, Incharge, Chemdrey monastery.

This year about 3000 people gathered to participate in the festival. Lama Taktsang Repa founded the monastery 365 years ago. (ANI)

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Month-long Buddhist pilgrimage concludes in Ladakh

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Ladakh, July 2 (ANI): A grand reception was organised by Buddhist monks of Hemis Monastery in Ladakh to welcome the pilgrims on a month-long pilgrimage on foot from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Initiated and headed by the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the pilgrimage walk commenced from Manali on May 23 and concluded at Hemis Monastery on Wednesday.

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Clean up for Himalayan rubbish

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Buddhists pilgrims arrive in Leh after month-long foot march

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Sumdha (Leh), June 24 (ANI): Hundreds of Buddhist monks and nuns accompanied by other devotees have arrived in Sumdha village of Kashmir's Leh region as part of their month-long pilgrimage on foot. Initiated and headed by the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the pilgrimage walk commenced from Manali in Himachal Pradesh on May 23 and will culminate at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh on July 3, coinciding with the popular Hemis Festival.

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Buddhist art comes out of the closet

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New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Once considered sacred religious motifs to be kept in a sanctum meant for secret rites, ancient Buddhist art is gradually coming out of the closet to join the diverse genres of Indian heritage art.

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Obama's call for "change" resonates in Buddhist padyatra

A coverage by Kripa Krishnan, PTI. Click here to read flash news (shorter version) at source and Jansamachar.net carries the complete coverage. This story is about young people from around the world who believe that they are the harbingers of change and step out to make it happen! Drawing parallels between His Holiness and the newly elected President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, the story is about people - volunteers like Carrie Lee from Los Angeles have been inspired by Obama's clarion call of "change" to take up volunteer work in the remote areas of the world like the villages in the upper reaches of the Himalayas with His Holiness to spread the ideals of Drukpa Lineage and popularize the Lineage's humanitarian efforts during the 400 kilometer yatra.

Manali, Jun 1 (PTI) What does Barack Obama have in common with the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual leader of the 800-year-old Buddhist sect? The answer involves some hundred volunteers who march alongside the monks and nuns of the faith through the Himalayas on a 'padyatra'.

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