* H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Thaye will be felicitated by Sakyamuni Buddha International Award 2011 0n July 1, 2011
* Er. Meshram, Ramteke, Bauddha, Bhagat will be felicitated by Dhamma National Award 2011.
Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India), an eminent national based foundation is going to organize " Sakyamuni Buddha International & Dhamma National Award 2011 Ceremony " on July 1, 2011 at 6.30 P.M. at Indian International Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Thaye will be felicitated by Sakyamuni Buddha International Award 2011on this occasion. Ven. Lama Chosphel Zotpa will be the "Chairperson" on this prestigious occasion & Dr. Milind Jiwane, the president of the foundation, Dr. Dharma Kirti, Hon. Jai Bhagwan Jatav, Dr. Mahipalsingh Mahip, Dr. Harshdeep Kamble (IAS) will be present on that occasion.
Hon. Moreshwar Meshram, an eminent Social Industrialist of Maharashtra will be honored by national " Dhamma Chintak Award 2011", Hon. Amar Ramteke of Nagpur will be felicitated by national "Dhamma Special (Dhamma Nag Puraskar) Award 2011", Hon. D. P. Bauddha of Dehradun will be felicitated by national "Dhamma Chintak Award 2010 ", and Hon. Sudhir Bhagat will be felicitated by national "Dhamma Mitta Award 2011" by the Hand of H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Thaye.
• Who is Karmapa …!
Karmapa means "the one who carries out buddha-activity" or "the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas." In the Tibetan tradition, great enlightened teachers are said to be able to consciously arrange to be reborn as a teacher who can carry on the teachings of a predecessor in a prior life. Pursuant to this tradition, the Karmapas have incarnated in this form of manifestation body (Skt. nirmanakaya), for seventeen lifetimes, as of the present, and all have played the most important role in preserving and propagating the Buddhist teachings of Tibet. Prior to the birth of the first Karmapa, the arrival of a Buddhist master who would be known as the Karmapa had been prophesied by the historic Buddha Shakyamuni and the great tantric master of India, Guru Padmasambhava. Throughout the centuries, Karmapas have been the central figure in the continuation of the vajrayana lineage in general and Kagyu lineage in particular, and have played a very
important role in the preservation of the study and practice lineages of Buddhism.
In 1985 a male infant was born into a nomad family in the Lhatok region of Eastern Tibet. In the months prior to his birth, his mother had wonderful dreams during her pregnancy. On the day of his birth, a cuckoo landed on the tent in which he was born, and a mysterious conch-like sound was heard by many throughout the valley in which the family of the infant lived. In Tibet, such events are considered auspicious portents of the birth of an enlightened teacher.
The young nomad was called Apo Gaga. While his early years seemed, to his family, full of blessing, Apo Gaga did not talk of any connection to the Karmapas. However, in 1992, he asked his family to move the location of their nomadic home to another valley, and told them to expect a visit from traveling monks. Soon after setting up their home in the new location, followers of the Sixteenth Karmapa came to that valley pursuant to the secret instructions of the Sixteenth Karmapa, contained in his letter of prediction. The birth and the other details of Apo Gaga's life matched the predictions of the letter. Apo Gaga was discovered to be the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje.
• Hence this information is for media publication.
Shanti Swarup Boudh / Dr. Arvind Alok
Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India).
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