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Karmapa

at KTD
Photos and Design by
Michael
1 & Margaret Erlewine
The Karmapas Dedication
The head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism,
the Karmapas were the first reincarnate lamas in the May any merit from this book
Tibetan Buddhist system, and they date back to the
13th Century. be dedicated in the same way
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Orgyen
Trinley Dorje, made his first trip to the United States
that Buddhas and Bodhisat-
in May of 2008, traveling to his main seat in North tvas have always dedicated
America Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in
the mountains above Woodstock New York, thus ful- merit throughout the ages,
filling his promise to return made in his previous in-
carnation. and may this merit benefit all
Margaret and I have been students of the Venerable sentient beings and bring each
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche for almost 30 years. We
have watched Rinpoche follow the directives of the
to the genuine happiness of
16th Karmapa to build a traditional Tibetan-style
monastery and residence for monks, as well as a com-
enlightenment in knowing
plete 3-year retreat center, one for men and another the true nature of the mind.
for women.
Equally important are the many thousands of students
like ourselves that Rinpoche has taught, helping to
turn our minds toward the path of authentic dharma.
Image at right:
Michael Erlewine
Chenresik, Bodhisattva of Compassion, the diety that
May 24, 2008 both the 14th Dalai Lama and the 17th Karmapa are
emanations of. This and other drawings in this book by
Sange Wangchuk. For more information on His Holiness
and Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, visit:

www.Kagyu.org.

ISBN 0-925182-71-0
Copyright by Michael Erlewine May 2008

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Karmapa at KTD

On May 19, 2008,


His Holiness the 17th
Gyalwa Karmapa visited
Karma Triyana Dharm-
achakra Monastery (his
seat in the America) for
the very first time.

These photos not only


celebrate His Holiness,
but they also reflect his
presence in the faces of
his many students at
KTD Monastery.

This book is dedicated


to our beloved teacher,
the Venerable Khenpo
Karthar Rinpoche

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Tea and Rice Ceremony

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Karme Ling Retreat Center

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Blessing the Retreat Land

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KTD Main Shrine Room Ceremony

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Teachings by His Holiness
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Rinpoches, Monks, and Lamas

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His Holiness Blesses Kunzang Pachen Ling

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The
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Photography and Design by Michael & Margaret Erlewine at Heart Center KKSG

All Photos Copyright by Michael Erlewine 2008 (michael@Erlewine.net)


No reproduction or use of any kind without written permission from the authors.

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The Heart Center
Established in 1972 by Michael & Margaret Er-
lewine, the Heart Center has been a KTC (Kar-
ma Thegsum Chöling) since the mid-1980s and
more recently a KKSG (Karma Kagyu Study
Group). The center has primarily been con-
cerned with the translation and publishing of
dharma practice texts in Tibetan and English,
and preserving and publishing the teachings of
the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.
The center is also a major astrological center, in-
cluding the Heart Center Library, probably the
largest astrological library in the world. Articles,
free e-books, and forums on astrology, photog-
raphy, and Buddhism can be found here:

Photography Books (MacroStop.com)


Astrology Software (AstrologySoftware.com)
ACT Astrological Forums (ACTastrology.com)
General Astrology (Astrologyland.com)
Writings of Michael Erlewine
(MichaelErlewine.com)
Astrology e-books
(http://www.astrologysoftware.com/books/in-
dex.asp?orig=)

Email: Michael@Erlewine.net
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