His Holiness Karmapa to visit Europe in May/June 2016


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).

HH Karmapa’s visit to Bodhicharya Berlin


Visit & Teaching at Bodhicharya Berlin

Berlin, Germany – 6th September, 2015.

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.

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HH Karmapa to visit Bodhicharya Berlin


HH Karmapa will once again visit Bodhicharya Berlin this coming Sunday (6th September 2015). His Holiness will give a brief teaching for this special occasion entitled “Heart Advice”.

Although the event itself is not open to the public (as space is limited) it will be webcast live on the Kagyu Office webcast page here: http://kagyuoffice.org/webcast/

The event begins at 10:00am (CET)

Recordings of HH Karmapa’s Teachings in Bonn 2015

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

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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Visits Bodhicharya Berlin.


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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

Kagyu Monlam Live Webcasts


Dear Friends,

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.


Natural Faults of Impermanence

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.

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Karmapa’s Live Webcast re-scheduled

Due to vastly more people than anticipated logging in to watch the teaching, the servers were unable to broadcast the webcast to so many. His Holiness has decided that we will postpone this live webcast until tomorrow, when we will have re-configured a larger group of servers to take the load. According Tsurphu calendar, Saga Dawa is actually the 28th, so His Holiness wishes everyone to anticipate this new date with joy and delight!

The teaching will be broadcast again from http://www.livingthedharma.eu/ starting from 11:30pm India. The following are the dates and times in other timezones:

  • GMT: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:00 pm/ 18:00
  • British Summer time: Friday, May 28, 2010 7:00 pm/ 19:00
  • Central European DT: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:00 pm/ 20:00
  • Eastern European DT: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:00 pm/ 21:00
  • US East Coast (EDT): Friday, May 28, 2010 2:00 pm/14:00
  • US West Coast (PDT): Friday, May 28, 2010 11:00 am/11:00
  • Taiwan /China : Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:00 am/02:00
  • Singapore/Malaysia: Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:00 am/02:00
  • Israel: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:00 pm/21:00
  • Sydney: Saturday, May 29, 2010 4:00 am/04:00