On the auspicious occasion of the 35th birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, I would like to offer homage and express our heartfelt greetings to His Holiness on behalf of myself and all the Bodhicharya sangha.
We pray that he may live a long and healthy life. May all his vast and beneficial activities and aspirations for the world, humanity, environment, dharma and Tibet be effortlessly and swiftly accomplished.
May we be able to see him soon in person and guide us and lead us to a better world and better life.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, has generously accepted to visit Europe for a third time in May/June 2016.
The visit has now been confirmed and all necessary clearances have been given by the relevant authorities. His Holiness will teach Dharma in new European countries and places: Geneva, Zürich and Paris.
Visit karmapafoundation.eu to see the complete list of public events, locations and links to the organiser’s websites (in English).
More than 350 people comprising representatives of Bodhicharya centres across Europe, members and supporters of the Berlin centre, and invited guests crowded into the main shrine room to greet the 17th Karmapa on this his final teaching engagement during his second visit to Europe. A distant sound of Tibetan gyalin announced his arrival at the centre. His Holiness was greeted at the gates to the centre by its founder Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who escorted him along the brick path through the buildings, preceded by a boy and a girl scattering flower petals. After planting a tree in the garden, His Holiness made his way to the shrine room.
Above is a playlist of both the recorded teachings and events that have happened in Bonn, and also those webcasts to come. Just click on the 3 lines in the top left corner to choose which video you wish to view. You can also see these videos full size here on YouTube
To get a daily report from all that’s going on at the teachings see: karmapafoundation.eu or you can subscribe to the mailing list here.
On the sunny morning of June 6, 2014 , the Karmapa and his entourage drove down Kinzigstrasse in the former East Berlin to pay a visit to the Bodhicarya center, founded by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. The wood fence lining the street outside the center is decorated with colorful drawings of the eight auspicious symbols, which lead up to the main gate. Its doors are opened wide to reveal a vista of the countryside hidden in this corner of Berlin. Winding paths lined with grasses and flowers wend their way past red brick, single-story buildings to the tall meditation hall at the back of the property. On top are special rooms for the Karmapa including a balcony with a view of the gardens and the surrounding area. Continue reading →
+++ Tickets sales start Thursday, 8 May, 6 p.m. CEST +++
500 more tickets per event are available for the Karmapa’s visit to Berlin – we have moved to a larger hall at the same venue, the Estrel Convention Center. All tickets sold so far, as well as their categories, keep their validity.
The 29th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo is soon starting in Bodhgaya, India. Before the actual Monlam His Holiness the Karmapa will give a three days teaching on Vajradhara Lineage Prayer and there will be live webcasts starting from February 26. In Europe that’ll be early Sunday morning. You’ll find the local times on the webcast site.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will again translate for the Karmapa.
The Karmapa Office of Administration is delighted to announce that His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has kindly decided to grant series of teachings each Season. To find out more and subscribe to updates, please visit http://www.karmapa-teachings.org
In addition, you can now view His Holiness Karmapa’s TED talk here.
Prayer made on the occasion of the destruction caused by the earthquake in Jyekundo.
by Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje
May 1, 2010.
From the loftiest abode high above where Brahma dwells,
to the lowest of low buildings made of metal in the hells:
in outward appearance, their differences are great,
yet the faults of all are exposed alike, when disaster strikes.