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His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche - English Subtitles


The Miraculous 16th Karmapa: Incredible Encounters with the Black Crown Buddha

THE SIXTEENTH GYALWANG KARMAPA, RANGJUNG RIGPE DORJE Who was this extraordinary individual with the spiritual signs of a buddha, the Sixteenth Karmapa, Holder of the Black Crown? Norma Levine has travelled to Tibet, India, Europe and North America to record the stories of this memorable man and the impact he had on the people who met him. His Holiness was the greatest enlightened lama I ever met… Many lamas of his time were in awe of his all-seeing wisdom, endless compassion, and his prodigious powers of clairvoyance and prognostication, particularly his obvious ability to see through people. Lama Surya Das: Buddhist writer and teacher This book gives us a rare and intimate insight into the personality of the man who was the 16th Karmapa.  His mere presence, akin to a powerful force of nature, would deeply affect those around him;  his cosmic laughter, like a lion’s roar proclaiming supremacy, could be heard streets away. He was able to teach anywhere, at any time, when the moment was righ…

Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche has been asked to go back to Tibet by the Union government of India

Delhi High Court delays government's attempt to deport Buddhist monk

By AYESHA ARVIND PUBLISHED: 21:53 GMT, 25 October 2013 | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 26 October 2013

The Delhi High Court has come to the rescue of Lodro Chokyi Nyima, the fourth re-incarnation of Karmapa Jamgon Kongtrul, who has been asked by the Centre to go back to Tibet.
The HC has stayed the deportation notice for now and has sought a response from the Centre as to why it wants to extradite the monk to Tibet where there is threat to his life.
Nyima's biological parent sneaked him into India from Tibet in 1997 when he was only two years old. The parents feared "political misconceptions of the Chinese Government" after the Dalai Lama revealed that Nyima was the fourth re-incarnation of the Karmapa.
Nyima was taken in by the monks at the Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim and adopted by a local couple. He has since been living in the country with his parents as an Indian citizen.
Passport row

As per the records submitted b…

Anniversary Celebrations at the Tibetan Children’s Village

23 October 2013 – Upper TCV, Dharamsala

Marking the 53rd Anniversary of the founding of the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Upper Dharamsala, today the Gyalwang Karmapa was guest of honor at a day of public celebrations. The school educates and raises young Tibetan refugee children, many with parents and families remaining in Tibet, and is currently home to around 2000 students and staff. The Gyalwang Karmapa arrived around 9am, escorted by the school’s marching band, and took his seat on the balcony overlooking the outdoor arena. Shortly afterwards he was joined by Dr Lobsang Sangye, the Sikyong or Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-In-Exile, while several thousand people filled the seats below. Throughout the morning the Gyalwang Karmapa watched with enjoyment as the students offered a range of performances. The program began with a march-past of the entire student body, followed by the Tibetan and Indian national anthems and a minute’s silence in respect for those who have …

HH the 17th Karmapa attends the annual function at the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharmsala.


Cherish the Earth 2014 environment calendar

A completely new calendar is due to be published this summer, focusing on the global environment, with an introduction and quotations contributed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, the leader of the Kagyu lineage in Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness’ keen interest and concern for the environment  is well known, and he has spoken and written extensively on environmental issues, as well as establishing Khoryug ( with the aim of restoring the natural environment in the Himalayas and Tibet, and especially to protect the region’s forests, water and wildlife.
The calendar will be 12 inches (305mm) square, with beautiful images from around the world, and a generous monthly grid. It will be produced in a totally sustainable, carbon neutral process, and will have international distribution. The proceeds from publishing this calendar will be donated to projects and charities selected by the Karmapa, and we are already to starting to  plan calendars for future years. The 2014…

Long Vajrasattva Mantra Recited by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa


Swift Return Prayer for Chöjé Akong Tulku Rinpoché by HH the 17th Karmapa

English translation by Ken Holmes:

Köncho tsasum jamtsö chintop tang
Lalop dédam tsangmay tendrel ji
Tendrö palgön yangtrul nyinmor chay
Dulchay döndu laryang char war sho

Through the blessing power of an ocean of the Three Jewels and the Three Roots
And that of the interdependence of pure faith and pure samaya of lama and follower,
May the shining daylight of this magnificent guide and protector of the teachings and of beings
Rise as a new incarnation to shine once again, thus bringing benefit to those to be trained.

This “swift return” prayer for Chöjé Akong Tulku Rinpoché was composed by the Karmapa Orgyen Trinley on the 16th of October 2013 according to the heartfelt requests of his disciples and many others.

31st Kagyu Monlam Schedule(Last updated on Oct. 9, 2013)

31st Kagyu Monlam Pre-Monlam Teaching:The Torch of Certainty Dates:      Friday, January 3–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Friday & Saturday, January 3–4: Topic:      The chapters on Refuge and Vajrasattva from The Torch of Certainty Location:            Monlam Pavilion Session I:             8:00–10:30 am Session II:             2:00– 4:30 pm 
Sunday, January 5: Event:        The empowerment for Jatsön Nyingpo’sKonchok Chiduritual                    Explanation of The Seven Line Prayer according to Ju Mipham’s commentary Location:             Monlam Pavilion Time:                      8:00–10:00 am
31st Kagyu Monlam Special Program: Garchen Tse Chu Dates:January 6- 10, 2014 Ritual:Garchen Tse Chu  Location:Monlam Pavilion January 6 Session I 8:00–10:00am Guru Rinpoche Empowerment: Chöwang Lama Sangdü Session II 2:00–4:30pm Seat assignment for sangha Ritual text:  Könchok Chidü January 7–9

Condolence Message from The Gyalwang Karmapa for Kyabje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

8th Oct, 2013 New Delhi.

Akong Tulku has been my friend from the time I was seven. A social activist, he showed great kindness to Tibet by founding schools and hospitals, printing old texts, and helping many people. Thus I am shocked to hear that he along with two others has been taken from us so suddenly. I would like to offer my condolences to his family members, everyone at Samye Ling Monastery, the Rokpa Foundation, and all the persons involved in his projects in Tibet as well as to all of the students whose lives he touched. I hope that all of his visions and aspirations may continue to be fulfilled.

Condolence Message from The Gyalwang Karmapa for Kyabje Karma Chagme Rinpoche

8th October, 2013 – New Delhi. Karma Chakme Rinpoche, the head of the Neydo Kagyu lineage, was also one of the most senior lamas of the Karma Kamtsang lineage. He had great humility and was interested only in the Dharma. Thus I am deeply sorrowed that he has recently passed away, and I would like to offer my condolences to his family members, his monasteries and followers. The Chakme Ladrang has asked me to recognize his reincarnation, so I shall do all I can in that regard. At this time, there is no need to worry: the lama’s mind is never separate from the students, so you should recall the lama’s qualities and practice as best you can. This is most important. I had the chance to meet Rinpoche just before he passed away, and today his remains are being returned to his monastery in Nepal. The events surrounding his passing have all occurred while I have been near him in Delhi, which gives me a feeling of comfort. I feel a deep connection with him, and I pray he will return swiftly to con…

Gyalwang Karmapa Prays after the Parinirvana of Chagme Rinpoche

5 October 2013 – New Delhi

Upon arriving in Delhi on 30 September, the Gyalwang Karmapa and Kyabje Gyaltsab Rinpoche visited the 7th Neydo Karma Chagme Rinpoche who was hospitalized in Delhi at that time. The Gyalwang Karmapa and Kyabje Gyaltsab Rinpoche offered him their combined blessings and prayers.

Just a few days later, on the morning of 3 October, Chagme Rinpoche passed away, entering the sacred meditative state of ‘thugdam’ in a sign of his high degree of realization.

Within hours of Chagme Rinpoche’s entering into thugdam meditation, the Gyalwang Karmapa went to his side to preside over the customary rituals. While there, he spent time making powerful monlam prayers seated beside Chagme Rinpoche who remained in a state of thugdam meditation. 

In his late 80s, Chagme Rinpoche was a senior and highly respected master in the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, and head of the Nyedo Tashi Choling Monastery in Nepal. He was widely renowned for his skills in astrology and medicine. In pa…

Compassionate action must not be treated as a business: Karmapa (TPI)

Friday, 04 October 2013 17:00 The Tibet Post International

Dharamshala: - His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, addressed students and faculty of the Ambedkar University Delhi Thursday, October 3 on a range of topics relating to emotional wellbeing. After a brief opening address to the packed hall at the university's Kashmere Gate campus, the Karmapa engaged in extended dialogue with MPhil students from a number of departments. This interaction at Ambedkar University Delhi marked the Karmapa's first major visit to a university in India. Known for its commitment to social justice, Ambedkar University Delhi is the first university in the region dedicated entirely to postgraduate education and research in the social sciences and humanities. Describing the ideal spiritual practitioner, or bodhisattva, as "an activist working solely for others", the Karmapa explored the responsibility we have to care for others with whom we share the global village. He particul…

Gyalwang Karmapa Teaches Mindfulness to American Embassy School Students

6 October 2013 – New Delhi It was with evident delight that the Gyalwang Karmapa spent the afternoon of 4 October interacting with students, parents and staff at the American Embassy School in New Delhi. With this being his fourth such visit to the school, the Gyalwang Karmapa personally remembered many of the young students from previous years as they greeted him and approached for his blessings. On his arrival at the school, a student first interviewed the Gyalwang Karmapa for a class project, asking him questions about his childhood and escape from Tibet. He then toured the school’s science labs, dropping in on an astronomy class and examining the telescope equipment. Next the Gyalwang Karmapa headed to the school’s assembly hall, known as the Peace Hall, which was packed with 4th and 5th graders eagerly awaiting his arrival. The students, aged from 9–11 years, sang two songs for him on the theme of ‘shanti’ or peace. They later listened raptly as Ani Choying Drolma, the international…