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DHARMA CENTRES: Foreword
The Karma Kagyud Lineage or Karma Kamtshang lineage was founded in Tibet by the first Karmapa, Palden Düsum Khyenpa.
Following the tradition of Lord Gampopa, it embodies two main teaching lineages:
- That of the great Kadampas Masters received by Gampopa from Lord Atisha; and,
- That of Marpa Kagyud received by Gampopa from Jetsün Milarepa.
At the time of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, His Holiness the XVIth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe'i Dorje left in exile to Sikkim where he established His Dharmachakra monastic seat at Rumpek near the city of Gangtok.
Having restablished himself there he built the new Rumpek monastery near the capial of Gamptok, where he gathered the main tulkus of His lineage.
Subsequently, His Holiness visited the west giving much blessings to american and european followers.
His blessings as well as the clear instructions he gave to several High Lamas to establish themselves in the West brought about the existence of a multitude of Dharma centres representing the Kagyud Lineage, spreading it all over the world.
You will find in this section valuable data related to these centres as well as means to contact them.
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