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Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Mysore and Speaks at TED India

November 4-7, 2009 – Mysore, India

His Holiness has completed his participation in the November 4-7 conference called TEDIndia, a belated coming-out party at the Infosys campus for the global rise of India and South Asia. Top thinkers from India and elsewhere, from a wide cross-section of disciplines, gave moving talks and shared ideas about how to grapple with and ameliorate some of India’s—and the world’s—most challenging problems through technology (T), education (E), and development (D). His Holiness attended talks and social gatherings for the first three days of the program and made many wonderful connections with talented people working to help the world.

On Friday, November 6, His Holiness took a break from his participation in TEDIndia to lead a prayer service in Mysore, organized by the South Zone Kagyudpa Buddhist Council, for the victims of recent flooding in South Asia.

On Saturday, November 7, before TEDIndia’s live audience as well as those who viewed an international, live webcast sponsored by the Times of India, His Holiness gave his much-anticipated TEDIndia talk. His Holiness covered a wide array of topics, from remarks about his Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Arrives in Bangalore City for TED India

November 2, 2009 – Bangalore

His Holiness Karmapa left Dharamsala on November 1st for South India. He will be attending the TED India conference as a speaker from November 4-7 at Infosys in Mysore.

http://conferences.ted.com/TEDIndia/program/speakers.php

His Holiness arrived in Bangalore city on November 2nd. The South Zone Kagyu Committee and South India Tibetan Settlement Association welcomed His Holiness upoun his arrival at the airport. Many Tibetan people and devotees were also present to greet His Holiness. His Holiness will be engaged in the TED India conference from November 4-7 in Mysore.

On November 8th, His Holiness will give teachings to the Tibetan community and students at Tibetan Youth Hostel in Bangalore city. On November 10th, Karmapa will give teachins in New Delhi, and on November 11th he will return to Gyuto, Dharamsala. Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Inaugurates Biography of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

October 26, 2009 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa inaugurated a new detailed six-volume biography of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It was an elaborate book launch held at the Norbulingka Tibetan Cultural Institute, located near Dharamsala. This morning, the Norbulingka Institute launched the book.
His Holiness Dalai Lama, the newly enthroned 102nd Gaden Tripa Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu, the 33rd Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, and senior leaders of the Tibetan Government, including the Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche, took part in the ceremonial function.
In addition, His Holiness Dalai Lama expressed “deep sadness” over the fate of the four Tibetans and offered prayers for those people who were killed in Tibet, Xinjiang (East Turkestan) and those killed and injured in Sunday’s twin bomb blasts in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
“So since we are gathered here in large numbers today, let’s take this opportunity to offer prayers for them,” His Holiness Dalai Lama told the gathering before initiating the mass prayer session.

!RAWBLOCK1!Gyalwang Karmapa inaugurates biography of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Speaks of Kindness on The International Day of Climate Action

October 24, 2009 – Dharamsala

On October 24th, the International Day of Climate Action, His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa said that there are many ways for us to be kind and generous towards others.

“We as Buddhists believe that benefiting others is an act of kindness, and the first thing that comes to our mind, as act of kindness, is giving alms to the poor. That’s not the only way, there are many ways to be kind. Taking care of the environment and nature is also a very important act of kindness that can benefit many humans and animals alike in the future.”

His Holiness was speaking at a modest gathering at the McLeod Ganj Day School on the International Day of Climate Action – a special day that is being observed throughout the whole world. His Holiness inaugurated a signature drive on climate action by signing his signature on a giant piece of cloth.

His Holiness took the audience by surprise when he shifted his role from that of “chief guest” to that of “resource person” when he gave a PowerPoint presentation about the environment. The PowerPoint presentation was not on the organizers’ list of planned programming for the day. His Holiness said that every human being has a responsibility towards Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Graces The 49th Founding Anniversary Ceremony of The Tibetan Children’s Village School

October 23, 2009 – TCV School, Dharamsala

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa was requested to grace the 49th founding anniversary ceremony, as the chief guest, of the Tibetan Children’s Village School.

School children eagerly awaiting His Holiness’ arrival, just to catch a glimpse of him. Read more