The Karmapa Black Hat Ceremony: the Proclamation of Enlightenment.
I saw the Black Hat ceremony several times as a young tike—and I loved the Karmapa, all of us children did, he was as warm and magnetic in person with children as he was powerful and grounded as a Buddhist teacher. Here’s an excerpt from a movie I recommend to you all, The Lion’s Roar.
Enjoy—this brief ceremony is considered to be the proclamation or display of the englightened, fully-awake state of mind and heart. So maybe take a good upright sitting position, a deep breath, and focus as you watch this. Take it in as if you were there, which, thanks to youtube, you basically are!
Bonus, a visit to the SF Zoo:
He loooved animals, birds in particular:
hot on elephant
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