H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
Performing The Black Crown Ceremony
Swayambhu, Nepal 1976.
During this time,
in as best state of meditative calm,
devotion and mindfulness as they can manage,
the audience prepares itself.
The Karmapa then dons the Vajra Crown
and there occurs as much transmission of blessing
as can be received by each member of the assembly,
according to his or her openness.
The ceremony concludes with dedication prayers.