The Buddhist Channel, Jul 30, 2014
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje to lead cremation ceremonies in Nepal on July 31st/ Buddhists from all over the world welcome decision of Nepalese government
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- On July 31, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., the mortal remains of the 14th Shamar Rinpoche, one of the highest leaders of Tibetan Buddhism, will be cremated at Shar Minub monastery near Kathmandu (Nepal). Tens of thousands of followers are expected. His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje, spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the oldest Buddhist traditions in Tibet, will preside over the ceremonies.