• 20th Kagyu Gunchoe Begins

    January 17, 2016 - Tergar Monastery, Bodhi Gaya, Bihar, India
    The Winter Debates have brought together over 1000 monks from 9 monastic institutes belonging to the Karma Kagyu tradition. From January 17 to 22, 2017, the Gyalwang Karmapa will continue his teachings on the 8th Karmapa’s One Hundred Short Instructions This year they include two instructions: “The Direct Instructions on the Great...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Attends 34th Kalachakra

    January 14, 2017 -Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
    On January 10th the Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at Tergar Monastery, his residence in Bodh Gaya, to attend the 34th Kalachakra empowerment bestowed by HH the Dalai Lama. 120,000 devotees from 90 different countries came to receive the well-known empowerment, which His Holiness is giving for the fifth time here at the Kalachakra Grounds.

    In support of this...

  • The Relationship Between Buddhism and Science (Podcast Episode #012)

    This week's podcast episode is a short teaching from the Gyalwang Karmapa on the relationship between Buddhism and science as well as a Q&A session on this and other topics.

    The recording took place on the Gyalwang Karmapa's previous visit to Switzerland where he gave teachings, empowerments and was able to visit many Tibetan communities. In it he discusses the importance of Buddhist and scientific...

  • A Day Moving from Empowerment to Intellectual Pursuit and Finally Song and Dance

    December, 10, 2016 - Sherabling Monastery, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh, India
    Today’s events took place in the vast shrine hall of the new shedra (monastic college) at Sherabling, where the Karmapa’s throne has been set before a radiant statue of the Buddha in preparation for the empowerment he will bestow today. The hall is bright with light that streams in through side windows and illuminates...

  • Guru Rinpoche and the Gyalwang Karmapa Are Celebrated at Palpung Sherabling

    December 9, 2106 - Upper Bhattu, Baijnath, HP, India
    In the early hours of this Guru Rinpoche day, the Sangha gathered at 2am in the shrine hall to practice the Eight Chapters of the Tenth Day. “The Tenth Day” refers the month’s tenth day devoted to Guru Rinpoche, and “Eight Chapters” refers to the stages of practice, such as the preliminaries, offerings, mantra recitation, and so forth....

  • The Historic Visit of the Gyalwang Karmapa to Palpung Sherabling Monastery

    December 8, 2016 - Upper Bhattu, Baijnath, HP, India
    Since arriving in India in 2000, the Gyalwang Karmapa had waited almost 17 years to visit Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche at his nearby monastery of Palpung Sherabling. To celebrate this special occasion, crowds had gathered in a festive mood from all parts of the Himalayan region and from abroad.

    The day before His Holiness arrived, the monastery...