Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

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Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dalai Lama-VII

India police conducted a raid against the 27-year-old Tibetan Karmapa Lama (monastery of Ogyen Trinley Dorje) in Dharamshala on 28 January 2011 and seized an unspecified amount of cash (totaling $1.6 million) including Renminbi (Wall Street Journal 10 February 2011). The 17th Karmapa is officially recognized by China and in Tibet as one of the most senior spiritual leaders after Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. Often he has been considered to be the leader after Dalai Lama resigned (Dalai Lama resigned in March and Harvard Law School educated Lobsang Sangay has succeeded him Dalai Lama). In 1991, Karmapa Lama came to India by escaping from China after an eight-day journey by foot and horseback across the mountains. The Karmapa’s office has explained these cash donations from Tibetans in China, but the Indian police believe that Karmapa has been a Chinese spy. The 17th Karmapa could be the figure to unit the Tibetan movement once Dalai Lama dies.

Source: The Official Site, http://www.kagyuoffice.org/karmapa.html (access date: 17 September 2011)

1 comment:

Derek said...

The picture you have provided is that of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, the officially recognized karmapa in the Karma Kagyu lineage by the second in line of our lineage the "Red Hat Karmapa" the 14th Kunzig Shamarpa. This is NOT Ogyen Trinley's photo. The article you wrote is about Ogyen Trinley who's life has been mired with scandal and international politics. His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje lives strictly in accordance with the dharma and has no political affiliation or involvement whatsoever. After His escape from Tibet and enthronement he has been free of any obstacles to perform the duties of the Karmapa and has consistently traveled the world at the invitation of countless Buddhist followers teaching the dharma for over a decade.