March 5, 2015
Presided over by H.H. the Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje, KIBI observed the commemorations of two important spiritual events today with Feast Offerings, prayer ceremonies, collective aspirations and concluded by a 1000 butter lamp offerings.
The commemorations were twofold: Today is one of the most auspicious day in the Buddhist calendar of Chotrul Duchen (Great Day of Miracles) – a date when Gautam Buddha manifested great miracles on the Full Moon day to tame and subdue certain beings; Secondly, this day also marks the Maha-Parinirvana of Marpa Lotsawa – the founder father of the Kagyu lineage and a great translator of the 10th Century.
The commemorations were collectively attended by the staff, students and administrations of KIBI, and the events also witnessed the participation of disciples and well-wishers living in Delhi.