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  • The Power of Compassion: Karmapa Begins His Second European Teaching Tour

    Bonn, Germany – 27th August, 2015

    Just over a year since His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s first visit to Europe, students gathered from across the continent to join him in Bonn on his second visit. The venue chosen for this year’s teachings was the Maritim Hotel’s grand theatre-like auditorium which lent itself well to the atmosphere of a second-year reunion. As Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche,...

  • The 17th Karmapa Arrives at Kamalashila

    26th August, 2015 - Langenfeld, Germany
    Mid-afternoon, His Holiness arrived at the Kamalashila Institute in Langenfeld, a small town set in the German countryside of Eifel, south of Cologne. He will spend one night here on his way to Bonn, where he will give Buddhist teachings, empowerments and hold audiences for his European students, in addition to giving two public talks.

    A traditional golden...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Talks with Tibetan Youth

    July 27, 2015 - Sidhbari, India
    From July 1 to August 7, 2015, the Tibetan Children's Village (TCV) is providing a summer school program to enable Tibetan children living abroad to learn Tibetan language, culture, and history along with the basic principles of Buddhism. Through visits and interaction with TCV children, the program allows Tibetan youth from abroad to experience firsthand the Tibetan...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Attends the Celebration of HH the Dalai Lama’s Eightieth Birthday

    June 21, 2015 - Dharamsala, India
    In the early hours of this Sunday morning, the lay and ordained Sangha were forming long lines to enter the grounds surrounding HH the Dalai Lama's main temple. To celebrate his eightieth birthday, four thousand members of the ordained Sangha and some three thousand lay people would come to fill the temple verandas and the park area below.

    The main lamas arrived...

  • His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa Attends a Gathering of Tibetan Religious Leaders

    June 18, 2015 -Dharamsala, India
    On this radiant summer day, crowds of tourists were moving up and down the narrow roads of McLeod Ganj, while slightly off the beaten path, the elegant Surya Hotel was hosting the Twelfth Religious Conference of the Four Major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Tradition. The three-day gathering was organized by the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of...

  • Message Regarding 30th Birthday

    This year marks my 30th birthday. Time has passed very quickly. This year is also the 15th year since I left Tibet and came to India. This 30th birthday is considered to mark a special milestone, and many people have been requesting me to celebrate this birthday extensively. However, I have decided not to celebrate my birthday for several reasons that I would like to share with you here.

    In all...