Karmapa In America : May 15 to June 2, 2008
Before dawn, May 15, 2008, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, began his historic first visit to the U.S. It fulfilled the aspirations of his North American students and centers. Invitations to visit the U.S. had been extended to His Holiness since 1992, the year the Karmapa was enthroned. Some students have waited 27 years for the return of the Karmapa in North America since the 16th Karmapa passed into parinirvana in the U.S. in 1981.
This DVD gives an account of the Karmapa's enlightened activities in New York NY, Wappingers Falls NY, Woodstock NY, Shamong NJ, Boulder CO, San Francisco CA, Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA, during this remarkable visit. His Holiness taught to thousands in public venues and smaller gatherings, and met students new and old, western and Tibetan. He blessed children and met with local luminaries. He was welcomed by western and Tibetan teachers and received honors from mayors. He visited monasteries and retreat centers, and said prayers at the tragic 9/11 site in Manhattan. And he visited cultural centers and landmarks such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Space Needle in Seattle.
Travel with the Karmapa and experience the U.S. with him through this DVD and get the story of this historic visit.