Showing posts from November, 2009

TIPA to perform Milarepa play by Karmapa at Kagyu Monlam(Phayul)

Phayul[Monday, November 30, 2009 01:11]

Dharamsala, November 29 – His poems have been transformed into songs by noted Tibetan singers. He has spoken on environment and climate action. He sits in the Mind and Life conference on science and Buddhism. He recently gave lecture at the TED India conference at the world renowned Infosys campus in Mysore. He owns a Nikon Digital SLR camera, and a Sony Viao laptop. The versatility of the seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinlay Dorjee seems to only grow now that he has written a play on the great Tibetan Yogi Milarepa*.

The play is based primarily on the great yogi’s biography written by Namjor Ruepa Gyenchen, says Khenpo Gawang of the Tsurphu Labrang here at the Gyuto Monastery, the temporary residence of the young head of the Kagyu tradition of the Tibetan Buddhism. However, biographical works on the great Tibetan yogi by other writers including the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorjee were also referred.

54 artistes from the Tibetan Institute of P…


November 29, 2009 - Bodhgaya His Holiness Karmapa arrived in Bodhgaya today at 4:30pm. While in Bodhgaya, His Holiness will be participating in the 13th Karmae Gunchoe, the 27th Kagyu Monlam, and he will later attend His Holiness Dalai Lama's teachings during the beginning of January, 2010. Anticipating His Holiness' arrival, participating Karmae Gunchoe monks and khenpos, Kagyu Monlam staff, and many international devotees welcomed His Holiness by waiting in long lines, on both sides of road, holding khatas and incenses. Upon his arrival, at Tergar Monastery, His Holiness was welcomed by Serbang. His Holiness arrived from Delhi, via Varanasi to Bodhgaya.

Gyalwang Karmapa Arrives in Bodhgaya.


November 21, 2009 - TCV Chauntra On the 5th founding anniversary of the TCV School of Chauntra, His Holiness inaugurated and consecrated a special center for disabled students. His Holiness graced the anniversary as chief guest, and Mr. Tsultrim Tenzin (Member of Parliament of Tibetan Government in Exile) and all the heads of the local Tibetan settlements also attended the occasion. TCV Chauntra School is situated 56 km away from Dharamsala. The school has more than a thousand students, including students from kindergarten to the 10th standard as well as the students in the new special center for disabled students. His Holiness gave the students a Manjushri transmission and urged them to take more interest in learning about the Tibetan culture while being engaged in their modern education. The anniversary concluded with a cultural show from the school.

Gyalwang Karmapa Inaugurates TCV Chauntra School Center for Disabled Students.…


November 9, 2009
Last year, through our joint effort, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, made his historic first visit to the U.S. He mesmerized audiences across America with his profound and compassionate teachings. Today, November 9, after much anticipation, those incredible teachings are finally available on DVD. The new site ( is now available with full information about the DVDs of the Karmap's teachings, and links to our online Partner stores where you can pre-order them. For those who were so fortunate to attend His Holiness Karmapa s precious teachings last year in the U.S., these DVDs will be a lasting reminder of the incredible experience of being in the presence of this young enlightened master. And for those who were not able to attend, the precious teachings His Holiness gave on his first American tour will now be available to everyone. We hope you are as excited as we are about the release of these videos, which ar…

TED talk – The technology of the heart


Translator: The way I feel right now is that all of the other speakers have said exactly what I wanted to say. (Laughter) And it seems that the only thing left for me to say is to thank you all for your kindness. Translator: But maybe in the spirit of appreciating the kindness of you all, I could share with you a little story about myself. Translator: From the time I was very young, onward, I was given a lot of different responsibilities, and it always seemed to me, when I was young, that everything was laid out before me. All of the plans for me were already made. I was given the clothes that I needed to wear and told where I needed to be, given these very precious and holy looking robes to wear, with the understanding that it was something sacred or important. Translator: But before that kind of formal lifestyle happened for me, I was living in eastern Tibet with my family. And when I was seven years old, all of a sudden, a search party arrived at my home. They were looking the…


November 4-7, 2009 - Mysore, India His Holiness has completed his participation in the November 4-7 conference called TEDIndia, a belated coming-out party at the Infosys campus for the global rise of India and South Asia. Top thinkers from India and elsewhere, from a wide cross-section of disciplines, gave moving talks and shared ideas about how to grapple with and ameliorate some of India’s—and the world’s—most challenging problems through technology (T), education (E), and development (D). His Holiness attended talks and social gatherings for the first three days of the program and made many wonderful connections with talented people working to help the world. On Friday, November 6, His Holiness took a break from his participation in TEDIndia to lead a prayer service in Mysore, organized by the South Zone Kagyudpa Buddhist Council, for the victims of recent flooding in South Asia. On Saturday, November 7, before TEDIndia’s live audience as well as those who viewed an international,…


November 2, 2009 - Bangalore His Holiness Karmapa left Dharamsala on November 1st for South India. He will be attending the TED India conference as a speaker from November 4-7 at Infosys in Mysore.
His Holiness arrived in Bangalore city on November 2nd. The South Zone Kagyu Committee and South India Tibetan Settlement Association welcomed His Holiness upoun his arrival at the airport. Many Tibetan people and devotees were also present to greet His Holiness. His Holiness will be engaged in the TED India conference from November 4-7 in Mysore. On November 8th, His Holiness will give teachings to the Tibetan community and students at Tibetan Youth Hostel in Bangalore city. On November 10th, Karmapa will give teachins in New Delhi, and on November 11th he will return to Gyuto, Dharamsala.


November 1-11, 2009 - Mysore, Karnataka & Delhi Nov 1: HHK leaves Gyuto. Arrives in Delhi. Nov 2: HHK leaves Delhi. Arrives in Mysore. Nov 4-7: HHK attends TED conference as a speaker and participant.
Infosys Campus, Mysore, Karnataka Nov 8: HHK leaves Mysore. Arrives in Bangalore. HHK visits TCV Institution HHK visits Tibetan Hostel
Srinivas Galu, Vivek Nagar Post, Bangalore city
Event includes giving blessings & teachings to the Tibetan people and Tibetan students Nov 9: HHK leaves Bangalore. Arrives in Delhi. Nov 10: HHK Gives a Dharma Teaching As requested by Mrs. Palzees, Ongmo, Hon'ble Member, National Commission of Minorities, Govt. of India Nov 11: HHK leaves Delhi. Arrives in Dharamsala. Returns to Gyuto