• 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.

  • Dialoguing on Tibetan Issues with Students from Different Cultures

    Dialoguing on Tibetan Issues with Students from Different Cultures

    On their last day of participating in interactive sessions, the students came to visit the Gyalwang Karmapa and ask him their questions. First His Holiness was requested to relate something of his life story, and then he opened the floor to the students’ queries.

  • Celebrating the Year of Guru Rinpoche’s Birth

    Celebrating the Year of Guru Rinpoche’s Birth

    The Gyalwang Karmapa was invited to preside over the celebrations of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth anniversary, which is observed on the 10th of the 5th month of the Tibetan calendar, at Dharamsala’s Nechung Monastery.



  • The Four Noble Truths: How to Turn Suffering into Happiness (Podcast Episode #011)

    Today's podcast episode comes from the Gyalwang Karmapa's first visit to Paris, France, and is a beautiful teaching on the Four Noble Truths.

    This was the very first teaching that the historical Buddha gave and as such it is essential to Buddhists of all traditions, and practitioners of every level. The Karmapa teaches on all of the Noble Truths and discusses how we can overcome different types...

  • The Importance of Nurturing Our Love and Compassion

    October 5, 2016 - Suja, Himachal Pradesh, India
    The Gyalwang Karmapa was invited to be the chief guest ta the Suja School’s celebration of this special day known as Tibet Our Country. Begun in the 1990s, it is a major event for the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) schools, which honors and supports the preservation of Tibet’s rich and unique culture with a variety of programs and activities...

  • Environmental Change, Spiritually and Practically Based

    September 29, 2016 - Sidhbari, HP, India.
    Today His Holiness The Gyalwang Karmapa met with young leaders, ages 22 to 30, from the Spiritual Ecology Youth Fellowship in the United States. They had been chosen for their potential as catalysts for practical change, centered in a spiritual world with sensitivity for the nature. These young people seek to create a future that is not driven by materialism...

  • Indian Psychology Students Join Karmapa for Week-long Dialogue on Emotions

    29 September, 2016 – Dharamsala, India
    A group of 20 postgraduate students from the psychology department of Ambedkar University Delhi converged in Dharamsala this week for a series of interactions with His Holiness the Karmapa. Their discussions will explore the ways that Buddhism and modern psychology understand and address various human emotions. The emotions to be discussed over the course...

  • How to Use Emptiness as a Means to Develop Compassion and Freedom (Podcast Episode #010)

    Today we are happy to bring you the tenth episode in the new Podcast series containing selected talks and teachings by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

    This special teaching took place in the USA and has Tibetan with an English translation.

    During this episode, the Gyalwang Karmapa discusses how to meditate on emptiness, and how such meditations can lead to the natural development of compassion....

  • Gyalwang Karmapa Brings to a Close His Commentary on the Heart Sutra

    The final session of the 17th Karmapa’s commentary on the Heart Sutra began with a brief explanation of the differences in the view of emptiness among the Middle Way (Madhyamaka), Mind Only (Chittamātra), and the Buddha Nature (Tathāgatagarbha) schools of Buddhism. The prajna paramita sutras, the Karmapa reminded everyone, are the root of philosophy of Mahayana Buddhism. All of its three main...