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Photos of H.H. 16th Karmapa giving an inititation in the 1970s

Friday, February 11th, 2011
H.H. 16th Karmapa (Photo: Cynthia MacAdams)

H.H. 16th Karmapa (Photo: Cynthia MacAdams)

This series of four wonderful black and white pictures of H.H. 16th Karmapa was taken in the 1970’s by the photographer Cynthia MacAdams and forms part of an exhibition entitled “20th Century Cultural Icons”. They show the 16th Karmapa holding dorje and bell wearing the long-tailed red “pandit hat” while giving an initiation (click to enlarge the images).