• Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Gyuto Monastery

    6 April 2014 – Gyuto Monastery

    Returning today to his temporary residence at Gyuto Monastery, close to Dharamsala, the Gyalwang Karmapa successfully ended a period travel in North India where gave many teachings and led various dharma activities, including at some of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world.

    Beginning in November 2013 he taught students in Delhi at the request of the Foundation...

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Imparts the Essence of Milarepa’s Life Story

    April 4, 2014 - New Delhi, India
    The International Buddhist Confederation invited the Gyalwang Karmapa to give a day of teachings on Milarepa, the great Tibetan yogi, in the lovely and intimate theater of the Sri Sathya Sai International Center. On the stage, a painting of Milarepa hung behind the Karmapa's chair, flanked by bouquets of lush white flowers. After a welcome by Lochen Tulku, the...

  • Long Life Ceremonies for the Gyalwang Karmapa

    Sarnath, Varanasi, March 21, 2014

    On the beautiful full moon day of March 16, five days of long life practice (tsedrup) for the Gyalwang Karmapa began at Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath, India. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, lamas are often requested to remain in the life for a long time, as it is believed that they have a choice over how long they stay. It is also taught that when followers...

  • Gyalwang Karmapa Presides Over Milarepa Puja

    15 March 2014 – Vajra Vidya Monastery, Sarnath

    After resting well for the past few weeks, in a sign of his steadily improving health the Gyalwang Karmapa presided over the first session of an annual Milarepa puja at Vajra Vidya Monastery.

    The day marked the parinirvana anniversary of Milarepa, Tibet’s most celebrated cave-dwelling yogi, and one of the most important Kagyu lineage masters....

  • The Gyalwang Karmapa Holds Candlelight Vigil for MH370

    12 March 2014, – Vajra Vidya Monastery, Sarnath

    Four days after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, as so many people wait, distressed and puzzled, to discover the fate of the passengers, His Holiness held a candlelight vigil at Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath, to make prayers for the missing people, their families and friends. His Holiness was joined by the monks of the...

  • Celebration of Kyabje Jamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche’s 60th Birthday at Vajra Vidya

    9 March, 2014 - Vajra Vidhya Institute, Sarnath

    On the occasion of Kyabje Jamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche's 60th birthday, His Holiness Karmapa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, monastics and lay practitioners gathered on the lawn in front of Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath to celebrate with long life prayers for Tai Situ Rinpoche followed by tea and cake. It was a gentle and joyous afternoon party. Kyabje...