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  • Leading the Way: Street Cleaning and Pitching Tents

    12 November, 2014, Bodhgaya
    The Gyalwang Karmapa has often quipped that the word ‘Karmapa’ is somewhat equivalent in meaning to “Action Man”. He is now recognised as a leader who ‘does’ as well as ‘says’, and repeatedly urges his followers to transform their Buddhist beliefs into action.

    “Because our lives are interdependent, we carry the responsibility for ourselves, for the...

  • Gyalwang Karmapa Meets with Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

    November 9, 2014, Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya

    Khöndong Ratna Vajra Rinpoche visited the Gyalwang Karmapa at Tergar Monastery this morning. Rinpoche was received with the highest honours and escorted in procession to the Karmapa’s residence, where the two spiritual leaders spent half-an-hour in private conversation. The Karmapa then presented Ratna Vajra Rinpoche with a Buddha statue and a...

  • Gyalwang Karmapa Pays Homage at Mahabodhi Stupa

    (5 November, 2014 - Bodhgaya) The Gyalwang Karmapa left Tergar Monastery at 9 am today to pay homage at the central shrine of Buddhism, the Mahabodhi Temple, home to the Bodhi tree and other sites linked with the time when Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment.

    Mr N.T. Dorje, Secretary of the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee, and the Head Monk-in-Charge the Venerable Bande, welcomed the...

  • At Special IBC Event, Karmapa Teaches On Milarepa’s Songs of Awakening

    (27 October, 2014 – Delhi) His Holiness the 17th Karmapa was chief speaker at an all-day symposium on the songs of awakening of Milarepa, Tibet’s most widely revered “yogin par excellence,” as he was described during the event. The day’s exploration of Milarepa’s poetic works was co-hosted by the International Buddhist Confederation and the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of...

  • Karmapa Receives Tilokpur Nuns Upon Completion of Three-Day Training

    (19 October, 2014 - Dharamsala) The Gyalwang Karmapa met with a group of nuns from Tilokpur Nunnery upon their completion of a three-day training workshop in confidence-building, management skills and gender awareness. The training was provided by Jagori, a highly-respected local organization committed to women’s empowerment, and was organized for the nuns by the Kun Kyong Charitable Trust, of...

  • Strengthening Ties to Tibetan Youth, Karmapa Presides over School Event

    (18 October, 2014 - Gopalpur) His Holiness the Karmapa spent the day as chief guest of the Tibetan SOS Children’s Village in Gopalpur, northern India, during its 16th Annual Sport’s Day. Along with officially inaugurating the daylong event, the Gyalwang Karmapa was requested by the organizers to deliver an address to the students as part of the event’s opening ceremony.

    His Holiness the...