His Holiness Karmapa’s visit is cancelled.

Dear Dharma Friends,

I am sad to announce that the proposed visit of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje was not approved by the Government of India. The visit was scheduled to take place from 27th May to 2nd July in nine countries of Europe.

The Kagyu Office, the Administration of Gyalwang Karmapa was informed of the decision by the Tibetan Government in Exile on 3rd April 2010. The process has begun to find out why this visit was not possible and what positive conditions are needed to make the visit possible in near future.

I know a huge number of followers and friends in Europe were eagerly waiting for the visit of Gyalwang Karmapa and I know that all of you are sad and disappointed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the organizers, volunteers and donors for working so hard to prepare for the visit in last many months. Your cooperation and support were beyond any expectations.

I hope and pray together with you that the visit will happen in very near future and that all of us would be able to receive his teachings in Europe.

Ringu Tulku,


Karmapa’s Visit to Europe


3 Responses to “His Holiness Karmapa’s visit is cancelled.”

  1. 1 Margaret Loyon April 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    What’s going on? This looks like corruption in the India government. Or is it the result of China turning the thumb-screws? Let’s have some direction please. With social-working tools available, it’s possible to raise a ruckus. The Indian government shouldn’t get away with creating obstacles to the Karmapa’s international activity.

  2. 2 Tim Williams April 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    This is outrageous what possible reason could there be? Who stands to gain by delaying HH? Knowing HH he will visit us in other ways!

  3. 3 Margaret Loyon April 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I meant to write social net-working tools…..

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