2006년 2월 10일에 회의에 참석한 달라이라마와 까르마파
티베트불교의 네 파의고승들이 모여 아시아 불교의 미래를 전망하는 회의를 가졌다.
까르마파는 본래 참석예정이 없었으나 달라이라마의 요청을 받으시고 참석하셨다고 한다.
The con\ference was held at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, Varanasi. His Holiness Karmapa had not originally planned to attend the con\ference, but after his stay in Sarnath was extended, he accepted H.H. the Dalai Lama’s request to attend the con\ference.
The con\ference was officiated by HH Dalai Lama and featured two scholars from each of the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism: the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Geluk lineages, who were to present the views of their respective lineages. The morning session opened with a speech by HH Dalai Lama, which was followed by presentation\s by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, a Geluk scholar from Sera mon\astery, Prof. Yeshi Thabkhe, and Khenpo Gyamtso, a Sakya scholar from the Sakya College.
His Holiness attended lunch with HH the Dalai Lama, alon\g with Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche, and His Holiness’s sister Ngodub Pelzom.
The afternoon session started around 1:30pm. A the request of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Karmapa shared his views on the Great Lineages in opening remarks to the gathering. His remarks were followed by presentation\s by Nyingma Khenpo Yeshe Dorje from Namdroling Mon\astery and Khenpo Gawang and Khenpo Tsultrim Norbu, from Rumtek and Sherab Ling, respectively. His Holiness later returned to the Vajra Vidya Institute where he gave a teaching on refuge to Western students.
On 10th February 2006, His Holiness Karmapa attended the opening ceremon\ies of a three-day internation\al con\ference entitled “Buddhism in Asia: Challenges and Prospects,” which con\ference was also held at the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies. The event featured an inaugural address by H.H. Dalai Lama, as well as auspicious prayers, and welcome and keynote addresses. Following H.H. the Dalai Lama’s address, His Holiness enjoyed refreshments with H.H. Dalai Lama and the con\ference participants on the grounds of the Central Institute. Following this, the Karmapa returned to the Vajra Vidya Institute. - Karma Woser Rabten