to this conference are representatives of the affiliated Karma Kagyu
monasteries and centers from all over the world. Thus over 500 monasteries
and centers from all over the world.
An International Karma Kagyu Organization (in short: IKKO) is herewith
established with a central headquarters to be in New Delhi, India.
This organization is to represent and to act on behalf of all representatives
of this conference and their respective organizations. The headquarters
is to be financed by regular contributions from centers and monasteries
2. IKKO is requested to write an open letter to
H.H. the Dalai Lama under observation of the following points:
The independence of the Karma Kagyu school is to be emphasized.
Any external interference into internal affairs of the Karma Kagyu
school is rejected. The issue of H.H. the Karmapa's recognition
and enthronement is purely an internal matter of the Karma Kagyu
Referring to the letter sent by H.H. the Dalai Lama's private office
to H.H. Shamar Rinpoche dated July 14, 2000, the members reject
the Dalai Lama's declaration to be an authority in charge of the
recognition of the Karmapa reincarnation.
3. It is resolved to request Shamar Rinpoche to
continue his efforts to have the so-called « prediction
letter » regarding the 17th Karmapa's incarnation presented
by Situ Rinpoche be subjected to an independent, forensic examination.
This examination must be conducted in a way that is acceptable to
the both parties of the dispute. At the same time this issue should
be addressed legally through the courts in India.
4. The members of the Conference decides to express
their unanimous sincere gratitude and support for H.H. Shamar Rinpoche
for all his past and present activities regarding the preservation
of the authentic Karma Kagyu school. It is resolved to request H.H.
Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche to give the authentic transmission of the
Karma Kagyu Lineage to His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay
Thaye Dorje and also to the devotees at large. H.H. Shamar Rinpoche
is kindly requested be available for a number of days to give initiation,
transmission and teachings.
5. IKKO is recommended to create a P.R. sub-committee
in charge of communications with the media.