The Black Crown Ceremony
H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
Entering His transcendent form of Chenresig
Swayambhu, Nepal 1976.
His monks chant,
on behalf of those attending the ceremony,
a request for him to assume
his transcendent form of Chenresig
and call upon the patriarchs
of the Kagyu lineage for blessing.
Previous unpublished photo © Tibetan Clipart
Source of text: "Karmapa" © by Ken Holmes