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Teachings on Milarepa’s Correctly Expressing the Middle Way

March 22 – 23, 2009 – Sarnath

His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa offered teachings on Milarepa’s Correctly Expressing the Middle Way, at the request of the Kagyu Relief and Protection Committee of the Central University for Tibetan Studies, in Sarnath. Along with the members of the Kagyu committee, the teachings were attended by students and teachers from the Central University for Higher Tibetan Studies from other lineages as well.

His Holiness began the first day with a presentation of the history of the Kagyu lineages, emphasizing their interconnectedness. His Holiness pointed out that all that is left of many of these once thriving lineages are ruins in Tibet, and expressed his ongoing concern to establish vibrant monasteries in India and elsewhere, to ensure the availability of the teachings in the future.

Building on the introduction to Mahamudra according to the sutra path, His Holiness had conferred, at the Vajra Vidya Institute the previous week, the Mahamudra view in the context of the tantric path. His Holiness delineated the differences in the contexts and purposes served by the Middle Way view and the Other-Empty view of Read the rest of this article

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.

 

Gyalwang Karmapa Receiving the oral transmission of the Vinaya Mulya Sutra Read the rest of this article

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