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17th Karmapa's Visit at LTWA( Library of Tibetan Works and Archives)

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2013 Taiwan Kargyu Monlam and Birthday Celebration for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

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Date: June 21-23, 2013

Day 1

Dokhampa Khamtrul Rinpoche arrived in Taiwan Kargyu Monlam at 7:30 am and conducted Mahayana Sojong.


Dokhampa Khamtrul Rinpoche conducted Dharma talk.


Day 3


Dokhampa Khamtrul Rinpoche gave “Guru Rinpoche Longevity Empowerment”, “H.H. Karmapa Longevity Praying Ritual” at 7:30 am of 23 June, 2013 Taiwan Kagyu Monlam.



Gyalwang Karmapa Initiates Revamp of Nuns’ Education, Announces First “Arya Kshema Winter Debates” for Nuns

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21-22 June 2013, Delhi.Gyalwang Karmapa convened a meeting to initiate an overhaul of education for Tibetan Buddhist nuns, and particularly for nuns of the Karma Kagyu tradition. Over the course of two days, the Gyalwang Karmapa met with senior members of eight nunneries to discuss plans to offer nuns the opportunity to engage in rigorous philosophical study up to the highest standards.As an initial step towards this aim, the Gyalwang Karmapa will inaugurate the Arya Kshema Winter Debates this coming winter. A bhikshuni who was a direct disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni, Arya Kshema (known as Ayya Khema in Pali) was pronounced by the Buddha to be foremost among his female disciples in wisdom and confident eloquence.Since the nuns’ study and debate curriculum is still under development, the inaugural session of the first winter debates will center not on dialectical debate, but on laying the groundwork for the future. The Gyalwang Karmapa stated that the First Arya Kshema Winter Debates wi…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HOLINESS !

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Phayul -- Gyalwang Karmapa’s latest offering, The Heart is Noble, released in New Delhi

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Phayul[Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:30]

DHARAMSHALA, June 19: The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s latest book, The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, was released in the Indian capital New Delhi on Wednesday.

The book was released in the presence of Gyalwang Karmapa by Aruna Roy, renowned social activist, with Rajiv Mehrotra of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, Pavan K Varma, distinguished author and diplomat, and Vandana Shiva, a noted philosopher and environmental activist, as discussants.

Published by Shambala Publications, the book, which is a result of a monthlong dialogue between the Karmapa and a group of American university students who traveled to Dharamshala in May of 2011 to learn from him, has a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In the book, Gyalwang Karmapa reveals his vision for a compassionate global society and tackles the major issues facing the world in the 21st century, ranging from food justice to gender issues to confl…

The Heart is Noble

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18th June 2013 – Habitat Center, New Delhi.His Holiness the Karmapa’s new book was the talk of the town in Delhi, India this week, where it was officially released by the eminent social activist Aruna Roy. Entitled The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside, the book explores the most pressing issues of our day, including the environmental crisis, food justice and gender issues, arguing that each and every citizen of the world has a role to play in creating a better future for us all. The book launch was standing-room-only at the India Habitat Centre, where such highly distinguished figures as Rajiv MehrotraPavan K. Varma and Vandana Shiva also spoke in support of His Holiness the Karmapa’s approach to society as outlined in his new book.Speaking as chief guest at the book-launch event, Aruna Roy said, “As a social activist I was very excited to find that a person who is religious and who heads a religious institution should echo the words and feelings of people like me.…

The Karmapa is NO Rock Star!

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The 17th Karmapa is not a rock star.Sometimes I wonder if westerners, converting to Buddhism, can tell the difference between their fascination with Michael Jackson (or The Beatles) and the 17th Karmapa.Do we devote ourselves to him because he has a pretty face? Because he is funny? Because we watched him grow up before our eyes?What if the Karmapa looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame? What if he was deformed with funny teeth and could barely speak? Mute? Would we devote ourselves to him?Appearances, according to the higher teachings of the lineage, are ultimately delusions. If we attach ourselves to appearances too much, we may miss the message, be deluded, or simply cajoled or tricked.Yet, how much of our devotion of the Karmapa is based on a fantasy rather than grounded reality?We need to ask these questions.During the Karmapa’s visit to KTD in 2011, he speaks specifically about looking at refuge first and foremost as taking refuge in self. That motivation is important to rememb…

Origin of mantra Karmapa Chenno

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The most important practice in Tibetan Buddhism is Guru Yoga, meditation and mantra on the spiritual head and teacher of the tradition, which is seen as living Buddha, embodiment of three kayas and 10 bhumi (extraordinary powers). In Kagyu tradition the head Lama is Gyalwa Karmapa and his mantra is Karmapa Chenno. It is believed sounds of this mantra are directly connected with the enlightened mind of HH Karmapa and carry its enlightened qualities and brings help when it is most necessary for the benefit of student.Here I would like to share with you a story about the origins of Karmapa Chenno mantra. The Karmapa mantra has originated at the times of 8thKarmapa Mikyo Dorje (1507-1554) in context of teaching about "Calling the Lama from afar."“Karmapa Chenno” can be roughly translated as "Embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas, turn attention to me." In Central Tibet, Sikkim and Bhutan, it is pronounced Karmapa Kyen-no or Karmapa khen-no. In East Tibet, it is p…

Statues by the 10th Karmapa

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Gyalwang Karmapa’s Birthday: 26th June, 2013 – Announcement

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Gyalwang Karmapa’s Birthday: 26th June, 2013The Karmapa Office of Administration wishes to announce that there will be no official celebration of the Gyalwang Karmapa’s birthday at Gyuto Monastery this year.The Gyalwang Karmapa requests those who wish to celebrate this day to do so privately.In addition, because of increased demands on the Gyalwang Karmapa’s time due to on-going projects, there will be no private audiences from the end of June until the beginning of August. The twice-weekly public audiences, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, will be held as usual.
http://kagyuoffice.org/gyalwang-karmapas-birthday-26th-june-2013-announcement/

HH 17th Karmapa chants Mantra of Padmasambhawa

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om ah hum vajra guru padma siddhi hum


The Cry of the Earth

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It requires us to put down every-day concerns that preoccupy our minds and listen with our hearts to the testaments of how desperately the earth needs us. At every moment, our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are nurtured by the earth and yet, we are indifferent to this fact as we go about our way pursuing material success.


—HIS HOLINESS THE 17th KARMAPA,
OGYEN TRINLEY DORJE.

http://spiritualecology.org/publication/spiritual-ecology-cry-earth/press-materials