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Video Recordings of His Holiness Karmapa’s 2010 Summer Teachings are Now Online

June 24, 2010

The video recordings of the HHK 2010 Summer Teaching for International Devotees in flash format are now available for online viewing!

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

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Live Webcast Teachings Conducted by Karmapa: Gampopa’s Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa

June 17, 2010

His Holiness’ teachings will be presented on a new, permanent home for the all future live webcast events from His Holiness:

http://www.karmapa-teachings.org/

Summer Teaching of H.H. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa for International Devotees

Topic:
Dhagpo Rinpoche’s (Gampopa) Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa or Precious Garlands of Supreme Path.

Location:
Gyuto University Monastery, Dharmasala, India

Date:
June 18th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010

Morning Session:
India Time (IST): 6/18-6/20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Taipei / Beijing: 6/18-6/20, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Pacific Time (PDT): 6/17-6/19, 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Eastern Time (EST): 6/18-6/20, 12:30 am – 2:00 am
GMT: 6/18-6/20, 4:30 am – 6:00 am

Afternoon Session:
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Karmapa Gives Speech on World Environment Day

June 5, 2010 – Dharamsala

“[At 8:00AM today, on it's founding anniversary, the] Tesi Environmental Awareness Movement [...] announce[d] this year’s Tesi Environmental Service Award to Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa (Environmental Protection Organization). Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa (RKST) is an association of Kagyu Buddhist monasteries [that] help protect the Himalayan region from environmental degradation under the leadership of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

RKST consists of thirty-six monasteries across India, Nepal and Bhutan that are working together to help create an environmental awakening in the Himalayas about the importance of forest protection, water conservation, wildlife preservation, climate change adaptation and waste management.

In the last two years, Gyalwang Karmapa has called for environmental commitments from Kagyu monasteries, nunneries and centers, and organised two major environmental conferences. With unwavering faith in His Holiness Karmapa, [the] Kagyu Sangha has done outstanding work in environmental conservation; from tree planting, to mass cleanup, to environmental education. Environmental resource materials as well as activities Read the rest of this article

Mass 49th Day Memorial Puja for Victims of Kyigudho Earthquake

June 1, 2010

An elaborate 49th day memorial mass puja service was held in the Thegchen Choling Temple, in McLeod, in remembrance of all the victims who lost their precious lives, and many others who underwent great destruction, who are still experiencing immense difficulty after the recent earthquake which hit Kyigudho region of Tibet.

Organised by the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, this special puja took place in the main Palace Temple from 8am to 10am. It was presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
At the invitation of the Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamshala, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa also joined in this puja and offered his prayers.

On his way back, His Holiness Karmapa, at the request of the Director of the Tibetan Library, had a short stopover at the Tibetan Library where he consecrated their new, recently constructed, blocks for conference auditorium and meditation room.

His Holiness left Gyuto Monastery at 7am and returned at 11am.

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