• Q&A Session on the Environment, Wisdom and Finding a Teacher (Podcast Episode #006)

    Today we are happy to bring you the sixth episode in the new Podcast series containing selected talks and teachings by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.

    This episode is from the Karmapa's recent visit to the Root Institute in Bodhgaya. His Holiness has been visiting the center for years to give short teachings, but on this occasion decided to hold a question and answer session instead.


  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Leads Three Days of Puja in Sarnath

    23 March 2016—Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath, India
    From March 21, the day after the Gyalwang Karmapa arrived in Sarnath from Bodh Gaya, he began pujas in the radiant shrine hall of Vajra Vidya Institute. Also in attendance was its abbot and great scholar, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Two hundred monks and nuns participated and among their ranks were the vajra, chant, and discipline masters from...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Opens the 7th Khoryug Conference Focused on Disaster Management

    21 March 2016 —Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath, India
    From March 21 to 24, the Gyalwang Karmapa convened a conference for representatives from his environmental organization known as Khoryug (Tibetan for environment). Over sixty monks and nuns came from 55 monasteries and nunneries from across the Himalayan region. Along with a few members of the lay sangha, they all hail from India, Nepal, and...

  • Press Release

    20th March, 2016 - Sarnath: His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje will convene the 7th Khoryug Conference for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Nunneries on the topic of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction tomorrow.

    Lasting from the 21st of March to the 24th of March, the conference will be held at Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath, and will be facilitated in partnership with the...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa’s Yearly Visit to the Root Institute

    15 March, 2016 -Bodh Gaya, India
    Noting that he had been coming to Root Institute for many years, the Gyalwang Karmapa greeted everyone warmly and said that it would be good to have a question and answer session.

    Question: Your Holiness, Sometimes when you do a lot of practice, you get a bit tense. Is it good to give yourself a break for a little while? I just finished prostrations and want...

  • Winter Debates End with an Historic Announcement and Great Gratitude

    10 March, 2016 -Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, India
    This year the Winter Debates lasted for fifteen days and encompassed a wonderful variety of ways to train the mind and deepen understanding. In addition to daily meditation, there were traditional debates on the philosophical positions of the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika Schools as well as the yearly debates on Collected Topics, Types of Evidence,...