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Two Talks on “Healing the Environment Through the Mind of Enlightenment”

Sunday, May 25, 2008

His Holiness had a very full day today, conducting private interviews, giving two public talks at Boulder’s Macky Auditorium, granting a question-and-answer audience for the organizing sanghas of the Boulder visit, and granting an audience to an assembly of hundreds of members of the Boulder Tibetan community at the Boulder Shambhala Center. The topic for His Holiness’s public teachings was “Healing the Environment Through the Mind of Enlightenment,” and at the Tibetan community audience His Holiness gave advice to the assembly and conferred the reading transmission of Avalokiteshvara.

His Holiness will now be taking a few days of private rest. He will resume public teachings on Saturday, May 31 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Visits Boulder, Colorado

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Today, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, made his first visit to Boulder, Colorado, the small but thriving city at the foot of the Rockie Mountains which His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, visited three times and at which Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the greatest Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, established his first headquarters at the Shambhala Center, the location of His Holiness’s reception today. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lady Diana Mukpo, Shambhala President Richard Reoch, and representatives and members of many dharma communities received His Holiness in the grand shrine room at the Boulder Shambhala Center. Read more

Karmapa Visits New Jersey

Friday, May 23, 2008

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa visited the Karma Thegsum Choling of New Jersey today, a dharma center of His Holiness operated by Lama Tsultrim and located on a large plot of land in the southern part of the state. His Holiness was received with extensive ceremony and bestowed a Medicine Buddha empowerment, along with wonderful teachings on global harmony and healing, upon the crowd of several hundred devotees. The teachings were translated into both English and Mandarin, the native language of a large portion of the audience. Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Visits Karme Ling & Kunzang Palchen Ling

Thursday, May 22, 2008

 

Today, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa visited Karme Ling and Kunzang Palchen Ling, two Kagyu dharma centers in upstate New York. More details of His Holiness’s activities at these centers will be posted shortly. Read more

Guru Rinpoche Empowerment @ KTD

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Today, in the morning, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, granted refuge vows and bestowed an empowerment of Guru Padmasambhava upon the assembly of the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) community. In the afternoon, His Holiness gave a brief explanation of the general meaning of the Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara based on White Lotus, a text by the great 19th century master, Jamgon Mipham. For the remainder of the day, His Holiness rested and granted assorted group and individual audiences and blessings to members and friends of KTD. Today was the final day featuring formal events at KTD; on Thursday, His Holiness will briefly visit two Kagyü centers in upstate New York, and, on Friday, His Holiness will visit and teach at Karma Thegsum Choling in southern New Jersey. Read the rest of this article