• How to Make Wise Choices

    How to Make Wise Choices

    Continuing a thought from this morning’s teaching on love and compassion, the Karmapa noted that all people are born with the innate capacity to love. In a few minutes children can make friends with someone they do not know. As people age, however, they learn more, become more one-sided, have greater attachment to those close and hatred toward those farther away, and their innate, loving thoughts toward others decline.

  • The Power of Compassion: Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    The Power of Compassion: Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    The Karmapa concluded his teachings in Paris with the empowerment of Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the meditation deity who embodies the compassion of all the buddhas.

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Meets with the Younger Generation of Tibetans in Switzerland

    The Gyalwang Karmapa Meets with the Younger Generation of Tibetans in Switzerland

    Today the Gyalwang Karmapa met with more than sixty young Tibetans living in Switzerland. Most of the young women were dressed in their best chupas and some of the young men wore the traditional male outfit of white shirts and a knee-length chupa.

  • Karmapa Arrives in Paris (Photo Galleries)

    Karmapa Arrives in Paris (Photo Galleries)

    His Holiness has been continuing his teaching tour of Europe visiting a University and granting teachings and initiations. We will continue to update photo galleries.

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  • Thinking Beyond Ourselves

    June 24, 2016 - New Delhi, India.
    In the twenty-first century, the issue of the environment presents the greatest difficulty we face. If we do not deal with it well, it will become an immense problem for the next generation. Scientists have done a lot of research and gathered extensive data but this alone is not enough to change people’s minds. The information is stored in our brains but does...

  • How to Make Wise Choices

    June 23, 2016 - New Delhi
    Continuing a thought from this morning’s teaching on love and compassion, the Karmapa noted that all people are born with the innate capacity to love. In a few minutes children can make friends with someone they do not know. As people age, however, they learn more, become more one-sided, have greater attachment to those close and hatred toward those farther away, and...

  • Love and Compassion: Transforming our Relationships for the Better

    June 23, 2016 - New Delhi.
    In the second of his four talks, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa explored what Buddhists mean by the terms love and compassion and how they can be enacted in daily life.

    He began with two warnings. Most scientists these days maintain that everyone has the capacity for empathy and they describe compassion as hard-wired into human beings. However, it seems that caring...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Reflects on the Cycles of Life

    June 22, 2016 - New Delhi, India
    In celebration of HH the Gyalwang Karmapa’s 31st birthday, the Karmapa Khyenno Foundation has requested him to give four days of teachings and an empowerment in New Delhi, India, from June 22 to 25. Karmapa Khyenno Foundation was founded in 2008 under the auspices of His Holiness and his Office of Administration, the Tsurphu Labrang. As a non-profit, charitable...

  • The Power of Compassion: Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    June 5, 2016 - Paris, France
    On Sunday morning, the Karmapa spoke once more of the interconnectedness of all sentient beings and urged everyone to break out of their prison of ego-clinging through developing their compassion. His emphasis on compassion was evident once more in the afternoon, when he concluded his teachings in Paris with the empowerment of Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the meditation...

  • Tibetan Unity and Language Are Crucial

    June 4, 2016 - Paris, France
    This afternoon The Conference Center of the Marriott Hotel on the famous Left Bank of Paris was filled with thousands of Tibetans of all ages, from an old woman with sweet smile who wore an elegant chupa in brown brocade and her thinning grey hair tied back in a bun, down to the young generation of men wearing jeans under their chupa and their hair in the latest style,...