• After 400 years the Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Arunachal Pradesh

    After 400 years the Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Arunachal Pradesh

    Traveling across the length of India’s Himalayas, from his temporary residence in Himachal Pradesh in the west all the way to the eastern peaks, the Gyalwang Karmapa made an historic journey to Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Language as the Link, Unity as the Future

    Language as the Link, Unity as the Future

    The Gyalwang Karmapa Speaks at the 56th Anniversary of the Upper Tibetan Children’s Village

  • Celebrating Dharma Connections

    Celebrating Dharma Connections

    From a young age, I have met many great lamas and received their teachings and their compassion, and have also been supported by so many Dharma brothers, sisters, and friends. I feel that due to them, I have been able to get to where I am today.

  • Writing from the Heart

    Writing from the Heart

    Following the advice of the Gyalwang Karmapa to practice the ten Dharma Activities, this evening everyone gathered again in the main hall to practice the first one: writing out the letters of the Dharma. On the tables in front of every cushion was an elegant, accordion-pleated book.

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  • After 400 years the Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Arunachal Pradesh

    November 28 to December 2, 2016 - West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India
    Traveling across the length of India’s Himalayas, from his temporary residence in Himachal Pradesh in the west all the way to the eastern peaks, the Gyalwang Karmapa made an historic journey to Arunachal Pradesh. For many centuries, he has had a connection with this beautiful realm of high summits and Buddhist followers: his...

  • Painting, Medicine, and Deer Park: The Gyalwang Karmapa Visits the Bir Tibetan Colony

    November 20, 2016 - Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India
    After lunch at Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute, the Gyalwang Karmapa and Khyapje Dzongsar Khyentse departed for the nearby Tibetan Colony of Bir. Their first stop was an exhibition of paintings in the Karma Gardri (the Karmapa’s encampment) style. Under the guidance of Kelsang Dorje from Derge, a group of seven young painters from all...

  • Deep Connections between the Karmapa and Khyentse Lineages: The Gyalwang Karmapa Awards Khenpo Certificates at Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute

    November 20, 2016 - Chauntra, HP, India
    On this auspicious day of the Buddha’s Decent from the Realm of Tushita, which is one of the four major Buddhist holidays, the Gyalwang Karmapa traveled in the morning to Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute to give diplomas to four new khenpos (professors and future abbots). Usually the head of the lineage performs this ceremony; however, to signify...

  • How to Practice in the 21st Century: Advice from the Gyalwang Karmapa

    November 11-13, 2016 - New Delhi, India
    The recent teachings given by the Gyalwang Karmapa in New Delhi focused on the deity known as Akshobhya or Mitrukpa in Tibetan (the Undisturbed). On the first two days, the Karmapa introduced the practice lineage of Akshobhya and told the history of how he became fully awakened. On the third day, he bestowed the empowerment. There were also opportunities for...

  • HH the Gyalwang Karmapa Pays His Respects to the Kudung of HH Jigdral Dagchen Rinpoche

    November 10, 2016 - Chhattarpur, New Delhi, India.
    HH the Gyalwang Karmapa came to pay his final respects and he was welcomed by all the members of the Sakya family and hundreds of people who had come for the pujas. Upon arriving, the Karmapa went directly to the shrine hall where the Kudung resided to offer a ceremonial scarf and heartfelt prayers. Afterward HH the Karmapa met with HH the Sakya...

  • Language as the Link, Unity as the Future: The Gyalwang Karmapa Speaks at the 56th Anniversary of the Upper TCV

    October 23, 2016 - Upper TCV, Dharamsala, India
    On a bright sunny day, more than a thousand Tibetans gathered to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the Upper TCV Dharamsala. His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa was invited as the chief guest for the opening ceremony of three days of events that would showcase Tibetan cultural performances, art exhibitions, debates, and an athletics meet. The theme of the...