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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Addresses World Buddhist Leaders


10 September 2013 – Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

On 9 September 2013 His Holiness the Karmapa joined Buddhist leaders from around the world in New Delhi, where he was invited to speak at the opening session of the 1st Founding Members Conclave of the International Buddhist Confederation.

This major international conference brings together Buddhist leaders and representatives of Buddhist sanghas from throughout the world who are uniting under a new global Buddhist platform that will represent Buddhists worldwide, the International Buddhist Confederation.

The conference opened with a video address from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who thanked those gathered for their commitment to building a better world. Video messages followed from Nobel Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as well from the Vatican. Statements of support were presented from the supreme heads of the Buddhist orders of Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, China, and Mongolia, while other dignitaries to speak at the opening included Her Royal Highness Read the rest of this article

The Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Kyabje Ling Rinponche

12th March 2013 – New Delhi


New Delhi, 12th March 2013 – Today, the Gyalwang Karmapa visited Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, who is recuperating well after a recent road accident. His Holiness spent more than a hour visiting Ling Rinpoche at his farmhouse in suburb Delhi, giving advice and showing affection. Read the rest of this article

Karmapa Teaches on “The Middling Stages of Meditation”

April 22-23, 2011. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

The event was hosted by The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, a not for profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization established with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness in 1989.  Gyalwang Karmapa taught for three sessions exploring themes from Acharya Kamalashila’s text “The Middling Stages of Meditation”, and answering general questions from the audience.

There are certain fundamental themes in Buddhism, stated Gyalwang Karmapa, in his  general introduction. These include the view of cause and effect and dependent origination, which form   the basis of the Buddhist teachings;  samsara, the cycle of existence,  which is the cause of suffering, and the path of cessation  by which one can achieve the causes for liberation or nirvana. Common to all Read the rest of this article

His Holiness Speaks at a Lecture Event on ‘World Peace and Youth’

March 29, 2009 – IIC, New Delhi

His Holiness expressed his deep gratitude to the Indian government and the people of India for providing refuge to the Tibetans for fifty years and said that the Tibetans owe a great deal to India for being able to preserve the rich Tibetan culture and practice one’s own religion in India. The popularity of Tibetan Buddhism in the world, he said, was largely because of its strong base in India. 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