For those considering joining the annual winter flourishing of Dharma in Bodhgaya, India, here are some dates:
December 8 and 9th - Opening Ceremony to mark the 900 years of the Karmapa incarnation, which began with the birth of the first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, in the year 1110.
December 10 through 12 - Teachings by HH Gyawlang Karmapa on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. These teachings will be held daily from 9:00 - 10:30am and from 3:00 to 4:30 pm daily, Indian time, and will likely be webcast live, with translation available in numerous languages. We will post more information here on the webcast plans as the time draws near.
December 13 - Padmasambhava Initiation given by HH Gyalwang Karmapa
December 15 through 22 - Kagyu Monlam. More details of the daily schedule of the monlam. each day from Dec 15 through the 19th, HH Karmapa will teach from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on the King of Prayers, also known as the Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra. These teachings will also be webcast live, in all likelihood, and we will post more details as they become available.