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  • Der XVII. Karmapa beglückwünscht Seine Heiligkeit Dalai Lama, Capitol Besucherzentrum, Washington, D. C., 11. Juli 2018

    In einem eleganten Salon des Capitol Visitors Center versammelten sich viele Mitglieder des Repräsentantenhauses, um den 83. Geburtstag Seiner Heiligkeit Dalai Lama zu feiern. Sie umfassten Nancy Pelosi, die Leiterin des demokratischen Hauses und langjährigen Unterstützerin des XVII. Karmapa. Ebenfalls zugegen waren Kongressfrau Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Kongressmann Jim McGovern, Kongressfrau Claudia Tenney, Kongressmann John Culberson, und Kongressfrau Katherine Clark. Nachdem Arija Rinpoche Gebete für das lange Leben Seiner Heiligkeit Dalai Lama dargebracht hatte, verlas Kalon Ngodup Tsering, der Repräsentant Seiner Heiligkeit Dalai Lama in Nordamerika, eine Nachricht von ihm. Sie endete mit dem Satz: “Hilf anderen, und wenn Du dazu nicht … Next
  • The XVII Gyalwang Karmapa pays a visit to the Kurukulla Center, Medford Massachusetts, September 07, 2018.

    Before leaving Boston, the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa visited the Kurukulla Center to give his blessing and give a short speech. After arriving and reciting the “Twelve Praises of the Buddha” and distributing tea and rice, he first spoke in Tibetan about Tibet experiencing the most difficult time in its history. Therefore the Tibetans should become aware of their rich culture and priceless spiritual tradition which needed their hard work. The key to this is the Tibetan language. He urged the Tibetans to be committed to teaching their children written and spoken Tibetan. Switching to English, he spoke of Geshe Tenleyla’s … Next
  • The XVII Gyalwang Karmapa visits the Buddhist Digital Resource Center, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 5, 2018.

    The XVII Gyalwang Karmapa paid a surprise visit to the office of the BDRC, where he was welcomed by the new director as well as the Tibetan and Western employees. The wide-ranging topics included practice traditions, Tibetan history, the famous debate between Hashang Mahayana and Kamalashila, the texts in the Dunhuang caves, the Karma Gadri style of painting and Tibetan poetry. In the end, the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa borrowed some books which was interpreted as an auspicious sign that he would come back. Next
  • The XVII Gyalwang Karmapa visits the Tibetan Football Championship matches, Michael J. Tully Park Stadium, New York, September 02, 2018.

    On a hot day the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa came to the stadium to watch the second Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup in North America. More than a thousand Tibetans had come to support their teams. The game took place between last year’s winner the Cholsum Football Club from Toronto and the Team Tibet from New York and New Jersey. The XVII Gyalwang Karmapa greeted those present and spoke of the importance of Tibetans meeting outside of Tibet and establishing good connections so that friendships could develop. He was delighted with the activity of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, in making … Next
  • Joint Statement of His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje and His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje

    Transcript of the Joint Statement His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje and His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje met over the last few days at a rural location in France. Their purpose was to get to know each other personally. They also discussed how they might work together to preserve and strengthen the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. After their discussions, His Holiness Trinley Thaye Dorje and His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje issued the following joint statement: “We are both very pleased to have had this opportunity to meet and get to know each other in a peaceful and relaxed environment. … Next
  • How to Understand the Heart Sutra (Podcast Episode #017)

    The Heart Sutra (Sanskrit Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya or Chinese 心經 Xīnjīng) is one of the most popular and important texts for understanding the Buddha’s view of reality, especially throughout East Asia, Tibet, and now the Western world. n 2016, the Gyalwang Karmapa traveled to New Delhi and gave an extensive teaching on the Heart Sutra at the request of disciples from around the world. This was the first time that the Karmapa had taught directly on a sutra as opposed to a commentary. These profound and very detailed teachings auspiciously began on India’s Independence Day and lasted for several days, covering topics … Next
  • The Karmapa Gives a Meditation Transmission of the Chenrezik Sadhana and an Update on his Current Status, Beanfield Center, Toronto

    Resplendent in brocade chubas and multi-colored aprons, the Toronto Tibetan community, the largest in North America, filled the auditorium for the fourth and final session of the two-day video teachings. Because he could not attend in person, it was no longer viable for the Karmapa to bestow the Chenrezik empowerment, so he gave the meditation transmission of the Chenrezik sadhana. A mandala offering to request the transmission was followed by recitation of the refuge prayer and bodhicitta. Then, based on the instructions given in the first three sessions, the audience was asked to maintain the visualizations while His Holiness read … Next
  • Special Address by the Gyalwang Karmapa for the 37th Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, 9th February 2020

    To begin, I would like to express my greetings to everyone who has come to this 37th Kagyu Monlam: His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, who has come to preside over the Monlam; Kyabje Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche, Kyabje Mingyur Rinpoche, Kyabje Bokar Yangsi Rinpoche, and all the other lamas and tulkus; to Khenpo Lodrö Donyö Rinpoche and all the other khenpos and acharyas; to the vast gathering of the sangha; to all the members of the public, monastic and lay, who have gathered here from all over the world; and to everyone listening to this over the internet. Now I would … Next
  • Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje. 27th October 2019

    Like a swiftly approaching sunrise, the reincarnation of the all-knowing holder of the Red Crown, Mipham Chökyi Lodrö, is soon to appear. With the fervent aspiration that he may live long, that his activity may flourish, and that by the power of this, the teachings of the Practice Lineage of the Karma Kamtsang may be united, the two of us, known as Ogyen Trinley and Thaye Dorje, have written this prayer together. We have concluded it with the true words of Gyalwang Mikyö Dorje adorning it as the final stanza. May this work aid in spreading the teachings and bringing … Next
  • Full Transcript of the Address from His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa to the 36th Kagyu Monlam January 21, 2019

    First, I would like to welcome and extend Tashi Delek to all of you who have gathered for the 36th Kagyu Monlam: the great regent of all the victors, Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the other tulkus, khenpos, acharyas, spiritual friends, all the monks and nuns from the various monasteries, and all the faithful lay people from all over the world. Further, this year, the principal sponsors of the Monlam are a group of lay people and monastics from the Nyeshang region of Nepal. We are all aware of this place in Nepal. At the time of Jetsun … Next

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