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Gyalwang Karmapa Attends Conference On ‘Buddhism and World Peace’

2 May,2012 – Dharamsala

The Gyalwang Karmapa along with Indresh Kumar, a prominent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha(RSS) leader and Gyari Dolma, Home Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration attended a daylong programme on Buddhism ,World Peace and Danger on Himalaya “Bodh Dharma – Vishva Shanti ” organised by the Himalaya Pariwar (Himachal Pradesh) in lower Dharamshala town hall.

Kalon Gyari Dolma briefed the gathering on the ongoing critical situation inside Tibet and appealed for continued support from the delegates for the Tibetan cause.

The RSS leader Indresh Kumar said Tibet was never a part of China and denounced the ongoing violation of basic human rights inside Tibet.

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmpa, in his address noted the same culture that Tibetans and Indians in the Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Opens New Library At Gyuto Monastery

18 April,2012 – Dharamsala

At a special ceremony this morning, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje officially opened Gyuto Monastery’s new library and presented certificates to four monks who had successfully completed their studies for the degree of Geshe Ngakrampa.

Samdhong Rinpoche, former Prime Minister of the Tibetan Central Administration, Tulku Tenzin Jampa Choesang Rinpoche, the Abbot of Gyuto Monastery, and Mr Pema Choejor, Minister for Religious Affairs, all attended the ceremony.

In a short address, Gyalwang Karmapa referred back to comments His Holiness the Dalai Lama had made during the recent Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya. The Dalai Lama had chided his followers for always asking him to give Buddhist teachings but never taking the initiative themselves to study the Buddha’s teachings directly from the old books of the Tibetan Buddhist canon (the Kangyur and Tengyur), which sat gathering dust on the shelves of Tibetan Read the rest of this article

“Turn Your Worries Into Strength,” Gyalwang Karmapa Tells Students

16 April,2012 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa visited the Tibetan Transit School (TTS) in Dharamsala, northern India, on April 16. He inaugurated a giant mani prayer wheel and addressed staff and students.

Speaking at the Tibetan Transit School His Holiness urged the students to turn their “home sickness, worries, and sadness” into strength through hard work and dedication.

“We all are same,” Gyalwang Karmapa told the students, who are recent arrivals from Tibet. “We all came from Tibet. We all have worries, sadness and maybe same aim too. I can understand you all well.”

“You have to turn your worries into your strength. You have to focus on your long term goals and study hard,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said.

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The Gyalwang Karmapa Gave a Talk at The Root Institute

14 March, Bodhgaya

I am very happy to be at the Root Institute once again and I am delighted to see everyone come here to listen to the dharma with such faith and devotion. I have come to the Root Institute many times and every time I get a very warm welcome and I would like to thank you all very much for this. I did not make any particular preparations for what I am going to say today, nor am I quite sure what I should say to you, but perhaps I will share my feelings about the Kadampa Lineage.

When we talk about the Kadampa Lineage, we are referring to the lineage of those who are able to engage in the entire thought of the Buddha, and all of the Buddha’s speech without leaving anything out and to bring all of that onto the path to enlightenment. And this is a particular feature of the Kadampa lineage. So within their presentation of the Buddha’s teachings, their discussion of the three types of individuals, and so forth, what I think is most important for our time is the example they set of being able to practice and understand all the Buddha’s teachings, and to be able to take them onto the path. I think this is the most important and Read the rest of this article