Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Karmapa's Gift to the Karmapa

In 1978, Tashi Mannox's father, Peter Mannox, was commissioned to make a container -- a tangshup -- for an image created by the 16th Karmapa, with whom he was quite friendly. Peter Mannox is the Western world's foremost maker of Dharma articles from precious metals -- a career that was indeed chosen for him by means of divination.

This container is twenty inches in length, of solid silver, and lapis enamel.

What image this container actually encases is unknown, but as Peter reports, "It is meant for transmission to the 17th Karmapa," if and when he is ever able to visit Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, in Scotland.

The whole story can be found at Peter's wonderful blog North Fife.

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2 reader comments:

Stephen said...

Peter's blog stated that His Holiness the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was expected to visit Samye ling (Scotland) in JUNE this year (2010), and he was to be given the sacred item. Has that happened ?

TENPA said...

The Indian Foreign Office has him hijacked.