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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

His Holiness Karmapa Leads Mass Prayer Service

October 31, 2009 – Dharamshala

His Holiness Karmapa led a mass prayer service at the Tsuglagkhang, in Dharamsala. Hundreds of Tibetan exiles, including Buddhist monks and nuns, gathered at the main Tibetan temple for a three-day prayer service to mourn the Tibetans who were recently executed. The memorial service is being organised by ten Tibetan organisations based in Dharamsala.

His Holiness Karmapa leads mass prayer service. 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 Returns to Gyuto

September 24, 2009 – Dharamsala

His Holiness Karmapa has returned to Gyuto, after successfully completing the Delhi leg of his tour. His Holiness has reached Dharamsala via road from Delhi and will resume his daily activities in Gyuto. Read the rest of this article

Commemorating the 74th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness Dalai Lama

July 6th, 2009 – Dharamshala

In commemoration of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s 74th birthday, thousands of Tibetans and people from across the world participated in the great festivities. Colourful Tibetan and Indian cultural performances added grandeur to the celebratory function. Read more