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

Live webcast teaching with His Holiness Karmapa

His Holiness Karmapa will address a teaching to the Kagyu sanghas and his students in Europe on Thursday, May 27th 2010 via a Live Webcast.

The site Living The Dharma ( www.livingthedharma.eu ) will host the Live Webcast of His Holiness. That means this is the site on which you can follow the teaching of The Karmapa.

The teaching will take place starting from 11:30PM India Time (6:00 PM GMT , 7:00 PM BST, 8:00 PM CEDT, and 9:00 PM EEDT). His Holiness will be teaching in Tibetan and live English translation will be provided by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

There will be the possibility to download the teaching from this site at the end of the webcast.

May Karmapas activities appear in all its splendour!

Statement from H.H. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

I know that the Co-ordinator of Karmapa in Europe 2010, has already notified everyone that my proposed visit has had to be cancelled for reasons beyond my control. I was very much looking forward to meeting with my European students, visiting your dharma centres, giving teachings, and having the opportunity to gain first-hand experience and insight into the great variety of European life and culture.

I was wholeheartedly preparing for this visit so you will understand that I too was sad and disappointed when I learned that I would not be able to come this time. However, I hope that this is merely a temporary setback and that I will definitely be able to visit Europe in the near future.

It remains for me to express my gratitude to Ringu Tulku and all of you in the different countries and dharma centres who have worked so hard to prepare for the visit. Please be assured that your work has not been in vain or wasted. By these efforts, you have planted a powerful seed and when it reaches fruition my intention to come to Europe will be fulfilled.

Meanwhile, my aspiration and vision remain firm. I am determined to follow in the footsteps of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, renewing connections with long-standing students and forging a closer relationship with all my European friends, past, present and future.

XVII. Gyalwang Karmapa,
Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Gyuto Tantric University,
Himachal Pradesh, India
7th April, 2010

Source: http://www.karmapanetwork.eu/

Kagyu Monlam Live Webcast

The entire 27th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo will be broadcast live on this site starting from 12/20/2009 to 1/1/2009. The first broadcast will be the Dharma Teaching by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa: “A Letter to a Friend”.

“A Letter to a Friend” is a text widely studied by all Buddhists, whether one is a layperson or a monastic. It is a revered text written by the great Indian master of Nalanda University, Acharya Nagarjuna. In this letter to his friend King Gautamiputra, Acharya Nagarjuna gives a concise presentation of the Buddha’s Teachings for practitioners to use in their daily life. This letter contains one hundred and twenty-three verses.

This teaching wil be broadcast live over the Internet from Pal Tergar Dhargye Ling Monastery in Bodhgaya, India.


Broadcast Date: December 20th to 22nd, 2009
Broadcast Time: 9:00-11:00 AM & 3:00-5:00 PM IST*

*IST (India Time) = GMT + 5 1/2 hours

Morning Teaching Session:
3:30 AM to 5:30 AM GMT
10:30 PM to 12:30 AM EST

Afternoon Teaching Session:
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM GMT
4:30 AM to 6:30 AM EST

(Please note that on 12/22 there will only be a Morning Teaching Session.)

To find out more visit: http://www.kagyumonlam.tv/