The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, this year’s Kagyu Gunchoe winter gathering had to be postponed, however there will be teachings on the “Four Dharmas of Gampopa”. These teachings were initially intended for monks participating in the Kagyu Gunchoe, but due to requests... read more →
In the realm encircled by snow mountains, You are the source of all benefit and happiness. Tenzin Gyatso, powerful Chenrezik, May you remain until samsara’s end. To His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate, the kind protector of the Land of Snow, Lord of the Victorious Ones, I offer my... read more →
We would like to wish the Gyalwang Karmapa a very happy 35th birthday. With a deep gratitude for all of your endless care and hard work, we pray that all your wishes are fulfilled, your life is long, and that we are never separated. Photo thanks to Olivier Adam.
Tashi delek. Today is the seventh and final day of our prayers for the pandemic to subside. Today we will recite Tangtong Gyalpo’s Prayer that Saved Sakya from Disease along with the Six Syllable Mantra and other mantras, and Appeasing the Discord of the Mamos. There are many different mantras,... read more →
Tashi delek. Today is the sixth day of our prayers for the pandemic to subside. Today we will recite Karma Chakme’s Aspiration for Birth in Sukhavati. In Tibet, there are many different prayers for rebirth in Sukhavati. Some long and some short, but the one that people know best is... read more →
Tashi delek. Today is the fifth day of our prayers for the pandemic to subside. Today we will recite two well-known prayers to Guru Rinpoche. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava was a scholar and siddha from the land of Uddiyana, who came to Tibet at the end of the eighth century.... read more →
Tashi delek. Today is the fourth day of our prayers for the pandemic to subside. Today we will recite the Prostrations and Praises of the 21 Taras. This practice is extremely widespread in Tibet. For centuries, all Tibetans, whether male or female, young or old, have recited it either in... read more →