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First Conference on Environmental Protection for Kagyu Monasteries and Centers

March 21-25, 2009 – Sarnath

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa chaired the First Conference on Environmental Protection for Kagyu Monasteries and Centres, held at Vajra Vidhya Institute in Saranath, March 21st -25th, 2009. Representatives from 26 monasteries and nunneries in India, Nepal and Bhutan attended the conference. Deki Chungyalpa was the conference facilitator. Read more

Gyalwang Karmapa Receives the Oral Transmission of the Vinaya Mulya Sutra

March 19, 2009

His Holiness is receiving oral transmission and instructions of Dul-wa-dho-tsa-wa ( Vinaya Mulya Sutra) composed by Lob-pon Youn-ten Yoe, from Khenchen Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche. The oral transmission commenced on March 17th and is being held at Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche’s residence from 7-8 am.

 

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His Holiness Shares His Experiences of Mahamudra Practice

March 16, 2009

At the request of students who recently finished The Venerable Khenche Yongzin Thrangu Rinpoche’s Mahamudra course, His Holiness accepted to teach the day after his arrival from Delhi.

His Holiness began with some question answers. After carefully answering the questions, His Holiness decided to share some of his experiences for the benefit of the students who are practicing Mahamudra. Read more

His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa Gives Talk to Students of Tibetan Youth Hostel in New Delhi

March 13th, 2009

Many students from all around Delhi gathered to attend the talk; His Holiness Karmapa gave the reading transmission of the common short supplication of Manjushri and Seven Line prayer of Guru Rinpoche. His Holiness began his talk wishing good health and success for everyone.

This year marks 50 years of exile in India for Tibetan people, and it is a very long period. We do many demonstrations and rallies for Tibet. If we do not have a Tibetan spirit then we are merely following society or just copying others. The new generation should take more interest in our tradition, culture and religion that our elders have preserved. We have to study and understand the fundamentals of our Buddhist religion – that is love and compassion. Learn basics of our culture and tradition and develop respect and affinity towards it. I think that is how to gradually develop a spirit of Tibetan. I think education and Tibetan ambiance are two very important factors for building up a Tibetan spirit.

His Holiness concluded the talk with some question answers with the students.

His Holiness arrived in New Delhi on March 12, from Read the rest of this article

Gyalwang Karmapa Inaugurates the 10th Religious Conference of Tibetan Buddhism

March 6, 2009

His Holiness inaugurated the 10th Religious Conference of Tibetan Buddhism at Thekchen Choling in Dharamsala. The heads of all the major Tibetan Buddhism sects including the Bon participated the conference.

The Religion and Cultural department of Tibetan Government in exile requested His Holiness to inaugurate and to lead the conference. Read more