• How to Train Your Mind Throughout the Day (Podcast Episode #013)

    Today's podcast episode is a very special two-part teaching from the Gyalwang Karmapa on the famous text known as the 8 Verses of Mind Training by the the renowned historical master, Geshe Langri Tangpa.

    This particular text contains just eight verses on how we can live a meaningful life that is beneficial to both ourselves and others. For example, the Karmapa explains why we should consider other...

  • Lhathok Gyalyong Offers Tenshug to the Gyalwang Karmapa

    April 9, 2017 - Tashi Jong, Himachal Pradesh, India
    At the request of the Lhatok Gyalyong Association(LGA), the Gyalwang Karmapa traveled from his temporary residence to Khampagar Monastery in Tashi Jong.

    His Holiness was welcomed by the Gyalwa Dokhampa (the Ninth Khamtrul Rinpoche), Drugu Chogyal Rinpoche, the Togdens (advanced yogic practitioners), Members of Parliament (CTA),  and ordained...

  • 8th Khoryug Conference

    22 - 24 March, 2017 - Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya
    72 delegates, representing 27 different monasteries and nunneries, schools and communities from across the Himalayan region, gathered at Tergar Monastery for the 8th annual Khoryug conference. Khoryug was founded in 2009 by the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje as an environmental association of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries all working...

  • An Amazing Story: Finding the Reincarnation of Tenga Rinpoche

    March 21, 2017 - Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India

    Ever since he passed away on March 30, 2012, finding Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche’s reincarnation (yangsi) has been awaited with great hope and deep devotion, especially in the Karma Kamtsang lineage. Before founding Benchen Monastery in Nepal, he was the ritual master for HH the Sixteenth Karmapa and famous for his detailed knowledge of vajrayana...

  • The Nuns Gain Confidence: The Debate Competitions

    March 19, 2017 - Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
    The sharp, unhesitant and unbounded voice of a debater punctured the air in Tergar monastery one recent afternoon this March. Commanding, it webbed layer after layer of analytical reasoning, tethering other debaters to join her in unison and capturing the attention of the audience. Standing at one end of the temple, the Karmapa, hands held...

  • Recalling the Benefits of Bodhicitta

    March 15, 2017 - Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
    The Karmapa continued speaking on the topic of the precepts of aspirational bodhicitta from chapter ten of Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation, focusing on the precept of recalling the benefits of bodhicitta. He noted that this precept and not giving up on others ensure that our bodhicitta does not wane and that we do not forget...