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DELHI TEACHINGS AND LONG LIFE PRAYERS FOR HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

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February 28, 2010 - Delhi His Holiness gave a Chenrezig empowerment and "Mani" transmission to a large gathering of people, mainly from Himalayan region and Tibetans, at Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi. The Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association of Delhi organized the public teaching. March 2, 2010 - Dharamshala Gyalwang Karmapa attended the Tenshug (long-life prayer offering) ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama on March 2nd, as a collective expression of gratitude and reverence for his leadership, organized by Tibetan Government-in-Exile. Kyabje Sakya Trizin conducted the ceremony that lasted for over three hours. The ceremony was attended by Tibetan lamas, the Tibetan Prime Minister Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and his cabinet members, speaker and deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, heads of the autonomous bodies, and other officials of the Tibetan Government. Gyalwang Karmapa will be attending the seven days teaching of Sangwa Due-pe Delwa Shidak from Hi…

GYALWANG KARMAPA’S TOUR OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH INDIA

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February 21st to 24th, 2010 - Nagpur By the invitation of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) and the India Tibet Friendship Society, His Holiness visited Nagpur, Maharashtra from the 21st to the 24th of February, 2010. On route from the airport to Ravi Bhavan, his place of residence, His Holiness visited Deekshabhoomi and felicitated two memorials of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Baba Saheb Ambedkar. (He was the person who was responsible for bringing about the Buddhist Movement in India amongst the Indian people. He was also the person who wrote the Constitution of India, which was amongst his many achievements.) In the afternoon, His Holiness had a press meeting at Partakar Bhavan, Sitabuldi, and thereafter proceeded to a reception and a religious discourse organized by the People’s Democratic Movement. The program was hosted by the PDM and presided over by Dr. Nitin Raut, Honorable Cabinet Miinster, Govt. of Maharashtra. The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) is an …

GYALWANG KARMAPA'S TEACHINGS ON COMPASSION CONCLUDED IN DELHI

February 20th, 2010 - Foundation for Universal Responsibility, Delhi Continuing his teachings in Delhi, Gyalwang Karmapa today delivered a talk on compassion in the morning, and concluded the series in the afternoon by offering a transmission and guided meditation on the practice of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. The teachings on ‘Cultivating Compassion’ were organized by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, an organization founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded him in 1989. During the morning session, Gyalwang Karmapa affirmed that compassion is a basic quality innate to us all. Using the analogy of the sun hidden behind clouds, he explained that although our compassion may not be apparent or fully manifest at the moment, it remains present with us as part of our nature despite whatever temporary impediments may conceal it from view. The obstacles that prevent our compassion from shining forth can be cleared away precisely becaus…

GYALWANG KARMAPA COMMENCES TWO-DAY TEACHINGS ON COMPASSION IN DELHI

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February 19th & 20th, 2010 - India Habitat Center, Delhi The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa today commenced a two-day series of teachings in Delhi at the invitation of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him in 1989. The topic for this second set of teachings the Gyalwang Karmapa has given at the foundation was ‘Cultivating Compassion.’ As the talks were addressed to a general audience including Buddhists and those curious about Buddhism, the Gyalwang Karmapa offered practical tools for developing greater compassion, while philosophically grounding his call for greater compassion in Buddhist teachings on interdependence. The teachings consisted of four sessions, morning and afternoon and included a question-and-answer period at the end of each session. The first morning opened with a warm welcome from Rajiv Mehrotra, an award-winning filmmaker and talk show…

GYALWANG KARMAPA'S UPCOMING SCHEDULE, FEB 19 - 27, 2010

Teachings in Delhi at India Habitat Center - February 19-20 His Holiness Karmapa will give teachings on "Cultivating Compassion" organized by The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, info@furhhdl.org. Religious Discourse at Nagpur - February 21 His Holiness will give religious discourses on The Practice of Buddhism in Routine Life and Behavioral Approaches of Buddhist Layman, and Philosophy of Buddha for the Well Being of Humanity organized by People’s Democratic Movement (PDM). Religious Discourse and Empowerment at Norgayling Tibetan Settlement, Gondia, Maharashtra - February 23 His Holiness will give a religious discourse and empowerment to the Bandara Norgayling Tibetan Settlement. Religious Discourse and Consecration at Trivandrum, Kerela - February 25-27 His Holiness will give a religious discourse, inaugurate, and consecrate the Buddha statue at Saigramam Ashram organized by Sri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust - Kerala: www.saigramam.org

STATEMENT FROM HIS HOLINESS THE 17TH KARMAPA OGYEN TRINLEY DORJE, ON TIGER PROTECTION IN THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

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Buddhism teaches equanimity. We have to show compassion to all sentient beings. All life is equally sacred. Lord Buddha himself in a previous life gave his body to feed a hungry tigress.


February 14th, 2010 
Varanasi, India
Buddhism teaches equanimity. We have to show compassion to all sentient beings. All life is equally sacred. Lord Buddha himself in a previous life gave his body to feed a hungry tigress.Some people have said to me that tigers are a dangerous species and the world would be better off without them, but we need to think carefully. We know the importance of trees and of forests. Within the forest ecosystem there are natural protectors, and the tiger is one of them. You could call the tiger one of the forest’s police force. We know from recent reports that there may be as few as 3200 tigers left in the wild in all of Asia. It is no longer a matter of protecting them; we urgently need to save them from extinction now.
When we consider things deeply, we realize that human bei…