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  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Meets Sikyong Lobsang Sangay at the Kashag.

    30th June 2014 - Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala.

    Today, at the invitation of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, His Holiness visited the new Kashag building during a short visit to Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala.

    His Holiness’ first stop was the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, which he visits regularly in order to consult and research its vast collection of old Tibetan texts. From there, he made...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa led Guru Yoga Puja (Phakshi Ladrup) for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s Mahaparinirvana.

    June 13,2014. Gyuto Monastery, Dharamsala.

  • Official Announcement Regarding the Passing of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche from the Gyalwang Karmapa

     

    (Please click for a full size zoom version of the letter).

    Statement by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje on the Passing of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chokyi Lodro

    Until the 10th Shamarpa, the omniscient Shamarpas have been great masters respected throughout Tibet and were wise, compassionate, and powerful masters known as the “Victorious Lord of Dance”...

  • Encounter with Europe’s Youth Concludes Karmapa’s German Tour

    8 June 2014, Berlin

    The final public activity of the Gyalwang Karmapa’s historic first trip to Europe was an encounter with young people from around the world. His Holiness is the youngest religious world leader today and fittingly, the organizers had created a program where young people were able to ask him questions directly about concerns that they had living in today’s world.

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  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Gives a Karma Pakshi Empowerment

    June 8, 2014, The Estrel Convention Center

    The stage has been transformed into a radiant platform, the setting for an impressive throne of gilded, carved wood and an elegant pavilion whose four corners are marked with slender columns and brocade victory banners. Its fluted, double roofs are decorated with a frieze of Dharma wheels and banners; beneath them is the space of the main altar that holds...

  • Developing Inner Peace

    Estrel Convention Center,Berlin
    7th June, 2014

    The programme this evening included a reflection on developing inner peace by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and three performances from very different musical genres.

    The evening began with a performance of four pieces by the celebrated Chinese dissident, Liao Yiwu. He spent four years in prison, where he was tortured and physically abused. He...