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Day Two of Autumn Teachings: The Kindness of Mothers (and Fathers and Friends)

September 16, 2010 – Gyuto

The second day of Autumn Teachings continued today at Gyuto Tantric University in Dharamsala, with a growing number of viewers around the world also receiving the teachings via live webcast. As His Holiness continued on the topic of cultivating relative bodhichitta, he gave a moving account of the kindness of mothers. However, before beginning the presentation on mothers’ kindness, which many Buddhist texts taking as a starting point for the cultivation of relative bodhichitta, the Gyalwang Karmapa pointed out that if due to a difference in cultural background we feel some doubt or difficulties with this presentation, we should not worry. We all surely have someone who has shown us great kindness – if not our mother, then our father, or a friend, or even a dog has been kind to us. If nothing else, he quipped, we ourselves may have been greatly kind to ourselves!

His Holiness went on to describe the care he had received from his own mother during his childhood in a remote nomadic region of Tibet. Lacking such facilities as electric heaters or baby bottles, his mother nourished him with her own milk and protected him from the cold by holding Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Begins Autumn Teaching Series in Gyuto

September 15, 2010 – Gyuto

His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa commenced his five-day Autumn Teaching Series this afternoon to a packed hall at Gyuto Monastery in Dharamsala, India. The teachings were entitled How to Generate Conventional Bodhichitta, and His Holiness is following the presentation by Lord Gampopa on the topic in his Precious Ornament of Liberation (Dagpo Thargyen). The Gyalwang Karmapa taught primarily in Tibetan, but often spoke directly in English as well. Translation was provided into English and Chinese for those in the hall, while translation was broadcast live into Polish and Spanish, and Korean and Vietnamese translators also making the teachings available in the hall for speakers of those languages.

An estimated more then 400 monks, nuns and laypeople assembled to receive teachings from the Gyalwang Karmapa, while a far great number were watching a live webcast of the teachings via Internet. The teachings were organized by the Karmapa’s Office of Administration. As cameras were broadcasting the teachings to the many watching form overseas, behind the camera, the office staff were busy working to bring about a perfectly executed event, while the Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Receives Kagyur Transmission

September 4, 2010 – Gyuto

His Holiness will be receiving the Kagyur Transmission from Sept 4 – Nov 4, 2010. Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will be giving the Kangyur transmission. 10 Rinpoches including: Kyabje Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kyabje Khamtrul Rinpoche, Dorzong Rinpoche,2 Khenpos, and His Holiness’ sister will also attend the transmission.

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*Revised Schedule* Karmapa Grants Autumn Teachings Sept 15-19, 2010

September 4, 2010

The Karmapa’s Office of Administration is delighted to announce that His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa has kindly decided to grant series of teachings each season.

The revised schedule of His Holiness’ Autumn Teaching is as follows:

September 15th –19th, 2010

The autumn teaching will be held at Gyuto Monastery from the 15th to 19th of September. The teaching will take place daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. His Holiness will teach in Tibetan, however, Chinese and English translations will be available.

The topic will be “How to Generate Relative Bodhichitta.”

To attend the teachings, advance registration will be required and will be conducted on site at Gyuto Monastery. Registration will be open from September 10th–14th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Passport or ID is required.

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Karmapa Pays Tribute to Mother Teresa on 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

August 26, 2010 – Kolkata

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa arrived at the Indian city of Kolkata on Thursday to pay tribute to Mother Teresa on her birth centenary.

His Holiness visited the Mother House in the afternoon where Sister Prema, the Superior General, Head of the Missionaries of Charity, received him. His Holiness offered a floral tribute at the place where Mother Teresa was laid to rest.

Later in the evening, His Holiness inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled “Spirit of Peace”. The Exhibition has contributions from 11 international and 4 national photographers. The Karmapa was the chief guest of the Mother’s birth centenary celebrations, organized by the Young Men’s Welfare Society.

His Holiness has arrived back to Dharamsala on the 29th of August, completing his visit to Kolkata.

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