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H.H. The Gyalwa Karmapa

International Karma Kagyu Conference, 16th - 17th March 2001, Kathmandu, Nepal




IIIIIIIII Date: 23.06.2005

Delegates 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.


1. 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 world-wide.

2. IKKO is requested to write an open letter to H.H. the Dalai Lama under observation of the following points:

a) 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 school.

b) 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.



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