In the News Spring 2000

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On January 5, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, the 14-year-old head of the Kagyu order, having left Tibet under the cloak of darkness, arrived safely in Dharamsala, India, seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Although many details of the Karmapa’s escape were unknown in early January, the New York Times reported that on December 28 His Holiness, whose name is Ugyen Trinley Dorge, fled on foot with several attendants from Tsurphu Monastery approximately 40 miles north of Lhasa.

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