• The Gyalwang Karmapa Presides Over the Four-Armed Mahakala Puja

    The Gyalwang Karmapa Presides Over the Four-Armed Mahakala Puja

    His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa presided over the start of the ritual
    ceremonies to clear away obstacles before the Tibetan New Year. The
    practice of Four-Armed Mahakala, newly composed by His Holiness, will
    continue for three days and end with a special torma offering on
    February 7, 2016.

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Inaugurates the Bodh Mahotsava 2016

    The Gyalwang Karmapa Inaugurates the Bodh Mahotsava 2016

    With the backdrop of the stage and its models of the Mahabodhi Stupa and other architectural monuments in Bihar, His Holiness the Karmapa together with the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, lit a tall and elegant bronze lamp to open the three days of events.
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  • Announcement

    Announcement

    On February 14, 2016, at the Monlam pavilion in Bodhgaya, there will be a commemoration of the life and enlightened activity of the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, who was a leader in spreading Buddhism across the world, a master recognized for his incomparable merit and splendor, and a bhikshu who upheld the three pitakas.
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  • Announcing: The Winter Program of the Gyalwang Karmapa

    Announcing: The Winter Program of the Gyalwang Karmapa

    We would like to announce the Winter Program of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa including the Kagyu Monlam and Losar celebrations.

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  • Gyalwang Karmapa Presides over a Day of Chö Puja

    February 2, 2016-Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
    Following the final day of teachings at the Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering, the Gyalwang Karmapa presided over a full-day Chö puja with all the participating nuns. The text that was chanted is called Chö: A String of Jewels and was composed by the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje.

    Since the time of the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, who...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Teaches on Developing Confidence in the Power of Confession

    January 31, 2016-Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
    During the 18th day of teaching at the Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering, the Gyalwang Karmapa taught on the practice of purifying misdeeds, based on The Ornament of Precious Liberation by Gampopa. In particular, the Karmapa focused today on developing the confidence that it is possible to purify all our misdeeds through the practice of...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Discusses the Power of Remorse for Purification

    January 30th, 2016 –Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India
    The Sutra Teaching the Four Qualities speaks of the Four Powers in the following way:

    Maitreya! If bodhisattva mahasattvas have found these four things they will overcome evils that have been committed and established. What are these four? They are (1) the power of the thorough application of total remorse, (2) the power of thoroughly...

  • The Seven-Branch Prayer Embodies the Essence of Practice; New Emanations of Tseringma

    January 29, 2016-Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
    [This report has two sections: a briefer account of the morning’s teachings followed by a lightly edited transcript.]

    After three days of Karma Pakshi and Tseringma practice, the Gyalwang Karmapa recommenced his teachings on the Ornament of Precious Liberation. He began with a reading transmission from the Seventh Topic, the Ceremony,...

  • The Nuns Engage in the Practice of Karma Pakshi and the Five Tseringma

    January 26, 2016-Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India
    Today the shrine in the main hall at Tergar Monastery was again transformed, this time for three days (January 26–28) of practicing the Karma Pakshi Guru Yoga in the morning and in the afternoon, the offering ritual to the Five Tseringma (Long Life Sisters). In the new setting, which the Karmapa had arranged the night before, two shrines...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Presides over White Tara Puja, “Bestowing all Siddhis”

    January 24th 2016-Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, Bihar
    Today His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa presided over a White Tara puja in the main shrine hall of Tergar Monastery. The hall was decorated with garlands of marigolds, strings of their yellow and orange flowers hung from the door of the main entrance and on each of the sixteen pillars of the traditional Tibetan style monastery. Bouquets of white...