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Gyalwang Karmapa Visits WWF Headquarters

July 12, 2011 – Washington DC

For several years now, His Holiness the Karmapa has been very interested and active in environmental protection and ecology. Today he had opportunity to meet with senior scientists and environmental leaders at the World Wildlife Fund headquarters in Washington DC. He toured the WWF building, which features the third largest green roof in Washington DC and has received LEED Platinum Energy Star certification, which means that the building is truly sustainable. His Holiness was briefed on the latest science and solutions by senior WWF staff on issues such as climate change, wildlife trade, market transformation, and disaster recovery and he engaged in a conversation with the scientists on how best to reach out to people and change their hearts. Referred to as the Green Buddha by the Senior Vice President of WWF, which is the largest environmental organization in the world, His Holiness spoke to the staff, reminding Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Attends Reception in Honour of Samdhong Rinpoche

July 11, 2011 – Washington DC

Maria Otero having conversation with Gyalwang Karmapa

His Holiness the Karmapa attended a reception hosted by the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Loday Gyari Rinpoche, and attended by Professor Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche, the Kalon Tripa-elect Lobsang Sangay, and board members of the International Campaign for Tibet, including Richard Gere. The reception, hosted in honor of Samdhong Read the rest of this article

His Holiness the Karmapa in Washington DC

July 9, 2011- Washington DC

His Holiness the Karmapa attended the third day of Kalachakra preliminary teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Verizon Center today. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave profound instructions on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva and Kamalashila’s The Middling States of Meditation. His Holiness interspersed the teachings with personal anecdotes and exhortations that we should always find a reason to practice and meditate. He also took the time to demonstrate the Six Exercises of Naropa (Trul Khor), providing clear explanation for proper breathing and visualization during the exercises. The audience joyfully followed His Holiness’ directions as well as the tulkus and lamas on stage, including His Holiness the Karmapa.

Saturday morning, before a World Peace talk took place on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the 17th Read the rest of this article

His Holiness the Karmapa Departs for USA for Two-Week Religious Tour

July 8, 2011. Delhi

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, departed yesterday for a two-week religious tour of the United States. During his stay abroad, His Holiness will engage in a variety of religious activities. From July 9-16, the Gyalwang Karmapa will receive the Kalachakra initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, DC. The Gyalwang Karmapa will then visit Dharma centers under his spiritual guidance in the New York area. At his North American seat of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Center in Woodstock, NY., he will offer empowerments and teachings to his disciples.

This trip to the United States marks His Holiness’ second international tour since fleeing from Chinese-occupied Tibet in 2000. In 2008, he conducted a religious tour to the United States, offering Dharma teachings and more broadly fulfilling his duties as a spiritual leader to millions of followers worldwide. Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Inaugurates Tsang Menthang Exhibition

June 27, 2011. Dharamshala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa inaugurate an exhibition of traditional Tibetan Thangka painting at the Tsuglakkhang complex. He commended the artists for their work and encouraged them to spread the tradition of their unique Tibetan Traditional Art of Tsang Menthang, highlighting the importance of many reincarnations of His Holiness Penchen Rinpoche’s role in keeping this lineage unbroken.

“In our traditional Thanka painting, we only paint Buddha and other deities. I usually feel that it is important to paint the life story of Tibetan people, in that way we can explore more areas of our tradition and culture. We can keep our culture in this manner” said His Holiness.

His Holiness was accompanied by the minister of Religion and culture; Tsering Phuntsok. The Thangka teacher, Buchung Nugbya, introduced the ancient lineage of Tsang Menthang, of Tibetan Traditional Read the rest of this article