2014/04/28

Advice on Spiritual Pracitce



H. H. the 16th Karmapa






THE PRACTICE OF DHARMA involves certain possibilities. How these potentials evolve into actual situations for the practitioner, and how much is possible within these situations depends on the capacity of individual beings. It depends upon the level of teachings that one is able to relate to, such as Mahayana or Hinayana. At this particular time in our lives, the practice of the Mahayana teaching is possible. It is absolutely precious and absolutely rare. Our concern for development and our sense of responsibility has placed us in a position to integrate the preciousness and rarity of the Mahayana teaching with our lives. Through it there is the possibility of the experience of no-returning back into Samsara and the experience of ultimate bliss that is self knowing and in which there are no doubts.

In the midst of the wanderings of our minds we might sometimes fall into thinking that whether one practices or not, the Dharma will always be available. If you have that kind of notion, it is a very serious mistake. Any brief moment, any time at all that one could use as an opportunity for Dharma practice, one must use. If one does not take this responsibility and offer sincere respect to the Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings, there is a definite possibility of causing harm to oneself as well as to those spiritual friends to whom one is linked. A lack of attention to the responsibilities of the Mahayana path constitutes a breaking of the Samaya principles, therefore, in whatever way one can hold to the teachings, one must sincerely do so.

If you think that the teaching is negligible, such a reality will manifest because of your attitude, to your great loss. The fact is that the teaching is very much hidden from you, so you cannot really make speculations about it. On the other hand, the validity of the teaching has been witnessed by its ageless effectiveness from the time of the Buddha to this day. This is something to dwell upon. You must sincerely realize the sacredness of the teachings, to the extent of understanding that there is actually nothing more important than the practice of the Dharma within this lifetime, and in lifetimes to come. In a simple mundane life situation, in the field of 'business' we know that the businessman develops a plan for a project, he knows what it will cost him, perhaps one million dollars, and every detail of the project is regarded with the utmost care. Absolute importance is attached to such a project in the business world, and a great deal of energy is put into bringing it to a successful conclusion. The point is if one is going to expend such effort for a result of such a temporary nature, why not put at least as much effort into a project that is going to cause one's temporary as well as ultimate benefit? Whether you are receiving an empowerment or an explanation, if you are able to have or develop that sense of importance about the Dharma, then there is purpose in your relationship with the Mahayana teachings and there is going to be fulfillment, too. If there is a genuine commitment to the teaching, you will be able to develop direct and meaningful trust and confidence in the teachings and sincere compassion towards beings.A true understanding of the universality of the working of karma, the nature of cause and effect, will occur.

The Bodhisattva's aspiration and actions are powerful because from the very beginning when bodhisattva embarks on the journey of the bodhi path he aspires to work for the benefit and liberation of all sentient beings with a very determined, definite and powerful intention. Because of the sincere resolve that is within this aspiration, whatever actions need to be performed to benefit and liberate beings are performed with great power and tirelessness. Having undertaken such a profound journey by virtue of the aspiration to help beings, as the different stages of the Bodhisattva are experienced, one finds oneself increasingly capable of benefiting countless beings. That is how the Bodhisattva first treads upon the path.

When the bodhisattvas work for the benefit of all beings with such appropriate aspirations and actions there is total fulfillment. The fulfillment appropriate in the sense that there is no selfishness involved in the way of expectations, doubts, hopes, attachment or aversion regarding gains and losses of any kind. The Bodhisattva is completely pure and spotless, working incessantly and wholeheartedly for the benefit of beings. Not for a moment is there any hesitation or doubt, as these obstacles have been transcended. The ways of a Bodhisattva are gentle, since all harmful actions and indulgences have been abandoned. Not only are harmful deeds themselves eliminated in a Bodhisattva's life, but also the creation of causes of future harmful situations. Work is done solely for the benefit of other beings, not only in direct deeds, but in laying the foundations for future benefits to accrue. When these bodhisattvas initiate work, then, they are able to cause immeasurable benefit towards beings, and they do so manifesting fearless generosity without doubts or expectations, like the great Bodhisattva of Boundless Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, or the Bodhisattva of Boundless Power, Vajrapani, and so on.

All who comprise the great assemblage of Bodhisattvas are equally powerful and equally beneficial to countless beings, so that all things seem to be at their command. Sometimes beautiful lotuses and lotus trees are caused by them to grow from the middle of the ocean, or a teardrop is transformed into an ocean. Everything in nature is at the Bodhisattva's call. Fire can appear as water; water can appear as fire. It is all because of the strength of the Bodhisattva's attitude, the aspiration and action. For us this says that the practice of compassion must be given full consideration and it must at all times be in our awareness and at all times performed.
If one is going to attempt to do meditation, for example, on emptiness, Sunyata, one must never fail to relate to the enlightened objects of the Refuge on one hand, and to consistently generate genuine compassion towards beings on the other hand. The true nature of emptiness is compassion. Without the experience of the fullness of compassion, even if one claims to have realized emptiness, Sunyata, it does not have any significance.

At this particular point you have the opportunity to receive the teachings. There are teachers, there are facilities. You have been receiving many levels of teachings, and it is important that you don't miss the point in terms of putting into practice what is taught. It is absolutely important. I am emphasizing today something you must have heard many times. And yet there is always the need for complete integration, for mindfulness and respect, for the treasuring of what one has understood, what one has received. There is the need of working towards the fulfillment of the teachings and the complete realization of the meaning. And toward that end the most important factor, once again, is the practice of bodhicitta, the Enlightened Mind, by which you will gradually tread the Vajrayana path. At every turn bodhicitta is indispensable. Unless the profound techniques of the Vajrayana are being supported by bodhicitta one will not necessarily make meaningful realizations. So, you see, that everything is actually rooted in the practice of bodhicitta, and to pursue with sincerity whatever enhances and supports the practice of bodhicitta creates favorable situations for its development.

An example of a means to develop bodhicitta is Pratimoksa. In the Pratimoksa tradition there are seven families or levels of Pratimoksa, or self-discipline. These are known as the precepts or vows. Refuge is the most important prerequisite to enter into the practice of discipline. After taking refuge, you take whatever other precepts you can. Keeping them strengthens your practice of bodhicitta, and enables you to tread on the path of Buddhadharma more simply, sincerely and sanely. The importance of the application of self-discipline, the precepts, must not be neglected. Strongly ingrained are the patterns of the three poisons: aggression, attachment and ignorance. If one is to uproot these patterns and to apply the proper antidote for these poisons, the practices of discipline as outlined in the Pratimoksa are necessary tools.

Then we have the Mahayana principles. We must practice living the Mahayana ideals which we have been talking about: the development of the Enlightened Attitude, a concern for the benefit and liberation of all beings. From the material point of view this country is very rich, which means life is busier for everyone than in other places in the world, and people are occupied by all kinds of mundane demands. Because of the overwhelming material concerns that surround one, the speed of life activity increases. One busy situation leads to another, and on and on. You are constantly busy. The truth of cyclic existence is very well manifested in your lives. To remedy this state of affairs one first needs to calm down the mind. Do not be completely absorbed by your surroundings. Develop some degree of stillness. Cultivate simple control of mind, tranquility. At least some openness of the mind needs to be developed. No matter who you are, everyone needs first to relate to basic meditation practices, meditation practices that are specifically designed to bring about the calmness of the minds of beings who are occupied in such constant, busy involvement. This is the first step in the practice of the Dharma, the Dharma that is so very important for oneself and for others.

If you could see and appreciate the truth of the Dharma, and in the light of that appreciation continue to practice, there is no doubt about your being of tremendous benefit to the people you encounter and to this country especially. There would be no doubt about your ability to save beings from countless problems and conflicts. So the practice of the Dharma must be taken very seriously and done very sincerely. It plays a crucial part in shaping of one's life, and not this life alone but all lifetimes to come. If one is to have temporary as well as ultimate fulfillment of happiness, the incomparable and the only reliable connection is the practice of the Dharma. The notion of perception and perceiver has existed from beginningless time, and it is part of the pattern of clinging. From beginningless time our shortcoming has been to fall back into Samsara. In the past, in the future and in the present, the mind has been in many ways very playful. But where the true nature of the mind is concerned, neither the color nor the shape nor the location of the mind nor its consciousness can be pinpointed.

The nature of mind goes beyond all such substantialities. This being so, in the meditation practice it is important neither to invite the future nor recollect the past, but to remain in the state of nowness. The nowness of the mind is the practice which should be developed by you all.


This teaching was given at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra byHis Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa on Sunday, August 31, 1980. It first appeared in Densal Vol. 2. No. 3, Summer 1981.


The Manifestation of Compassionate Activity



H. H. the 16th Karmapa






TIBETAN DHARMA IS BASED ON Mahayana Buddhism and in Tibet there is a special Mahayana tradition. Centuries ago, Indian Mahasiddhas collected the essence of the Buddha's teachings which were subsequently brought to Tibet. Down to this present day, it is still possible to study these same teachings at an educational institution. In addition, you can actually come to experience the effect of what you have learned and enjoy the fruit of what you have practiced. I have confidence that you all are capable of experiencing this fruition of Buddhahood.

The heart of Mahayana teaching is the practice of experiencing bodhicitta, or the enlightened mind. Bodhicitta can be seen from two aspects--the aspiration to benefit oneself and to benefit others--but when you are truly doing the practice then you generate bodhicitta that includes both yourself and all other beings. As you are working in the world or accomplishing some task, if you do it with the intention of benefiting others and with the understanding of cause and effect, then you generate trust in people and they can have complete confidence in what you do.

The skillful means of bodhicitta allow you to be effective in helping others. Bodhisattva activities are divided into four kinds: generosity, pleasant speech, beneficial conduct and consistency of word and deed. In practicing generosity, a Bodhisattva may see someone who is poor; spontaneously they would give food, clothing or whatever may be needed. Bodhisattvas also know that people will not listen well to words spoken in anger. They are sensitive to each person's situation and understanding this, they speak without abruptness, smoothly and calmly so that the other person feels comfortable. Bodhisattva conduct allows a Bodhisattva to adapt the Dharma to many different situations. If you consider Eastern and Western religions, you can see that the faith in religion can be the same even though the religions themselves are different. If you consider philosophy, however, you will see that there is a difference. In Western countries, therefore, teachers must speak according to Western thought patterns so that the seed of Dharma can fully enter into the experience of Western people. This is the way in which the lamas speak.

Because we are in a fortunate time, America, Canada, Europe, the whole world receives the light of the Buddha's compassion. People now want to do practice and it gives them much joy. But in order to do the practice, you have to meet with the right situation and this meeting itself is the extraordinary blessing of the Dharma. Once having received this wonderful blessing, it is the responsibility of the Dharma practitioner to pass the teachings on to those who are ready for them.

As I said in the beginning of this talk, the root of the Dharma is precious bodhicitta, and bodhicitta is compassion for others. This is the essential meaning of everything I have spoken of today.

Some people think it is very difficult to receive this teaching. Further, they believe that even though they have received the teachings, they are extremely difficult and take an inordinately long time to realize. Perhaps this is true. For example, as in this world it is difficult to get what you want, so it is not easy to achieve the profound, secret teaching of Mahayana Dharma. Through practicing Mahayana, it is not easy to achieve the state of bliss or enlightenment. But all this depends on your mind. Actually you should follow the Dharma, practice, and keep precisely in mind the workings of cause and effect. If you do this steadfastly and confidently, perhaps realization might not take a long time, nor be difficult. It is said in the secret Mahayana:
In a moment, something becomes special.
In a moment, enlightenment is attained.
Nevertheless, whether there are Dharma practitioners or not, this era is a hectic one, filled with distracting activity. During such a time, what kind of practice should we be doing? As an example, we can take the situation of our own needs: whatever we might need, so will others. With this under standing, we can continuously think of benefiting others--that is the core of Dharma practice. We ground ourselves in this thought of benefiting others. If we have confidence in the workings of cause and effect, whatever work we do will have an excellent result. To take another example: In this world we say, "these are my parents, this is my country, this is my property," etc. But from a Dharmic standpoint, we look on all beings and deeply wish that they be relieved of their suffering and achieve Buddhahood. Generating bodhicitta in this way, we practice benefiting others. This thought is absolutely essential not only for Dharma activity, but for any activity in our lives. If we maintain the thought of benefiting others and recite only one OM MANI PEME HUNG, that will help liberate them from suffering and help raise them to the level of Buddhahood.

Today, many people gathered for the talk and things have gone well. You are performing the role of students and I am acting as the teacher giving a brief explanation of Dharma. I would like to extend to you my thoughts and blessings in whatever you may do and offer many wishes for your long life.


From a public talk His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapagave at the University of Colorado in 1980. The Manifestation of Compassionate Activity was the subject of the teaching, which was sponsored by Naropa Institute and translated by Ngodrup Burkhar. Dharmadhatu has very kindly given us a tape of this teaching so that it may be published in Densal.From this tape a revised translation was made by Sangye Wangchuk with collaboration and editing by Michele Martin.
 

2014/04/27

Newsletter No6 - News|Youth Event Berlin|Webcast


Dear friends, sponsors, and interested parties


In this newsletter, you receive a personal letter from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche regarding the current situation, information about the youth event with H.H. Karmapa, and news regarding the webcast! 


Content:



A Letter from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Official Coordinator, Karmapa Visit to Europe


We are all overwhelmed by the enthusiastic and joyful response to the first visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorje to Europe. All seats for the event of the Kamalashila Institute were sold out within 3 hours. We also feel very sad about those people who couldn’t get a ticket and therefore can’t join the events with His Holiness the Karmapa at the Kamalashila Institute.

The Kamalashila Institute had prepared for years to set up a large tent for more than 2000 people in Langenfeld, a short walking distance from the institute. But this year road construction work interrupted the connection to the Nürburgring with its large parking spaces. This caused logistical problems which couldn’t be solved. The only available venue in the area was the Bitburg Event Hall of the Nürburgring, with 1500 seats. The bigger event hall of the Nürburgring had already been booked for another large event.

To compensate for this shortage, the Berlin program was extended by two additional Dharma teachings. Those who could not get tickets for Kamalashila should try to come to Berlin, where we also have a concession rate for the hotel booking. We are studying whether we can get a bigger hall at the Berlin venue, and we will let you know as soon as possible if and when more tickets will be available.

We are determined to make this first visit of the Karmapa a joyful and a meaningful event for all.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Official Coordinator,
Karmapa Visit to Europe
Karmapa Visit to Europe

Berlin: Event for Young People with Karmapa


We are excited to announce that there will be a special event with The Karmapa for young people on Sunday June 8th at 2 p.m. at the Estrel Convention Center.


 When?      08th June 2014 | 2. p.m. 
 Who?        Youth and young adults under 30 years old 
 Where?     Estrel Convention Center 

The event includes

  • a talk followed by the Karmapa
  • a Q & A with the Karmapa
  • featured artists and live music.

Questions for Karmapa:


If you have a question for the Karmapa, please send it to us via the official email at youth-karmapa-berlin-2014@bodhicharya.de or post it on facebook in theKarmapa Youth Group with your name, age and country.

Conditions of participation


The admission for the event is free for everyone under 30 years old. Please register:
  • Registration opens Tuesday, 29th of April at 6 pm CET (GMT+1) on our official ticket shop: karmapa-germany.eventbrite.de
  • Please register for the event in our ticket-shop from this date onwards.
  • Parents and chaperones accompanying children under the age of 16, please register for your free ticket as well.
In case there are seats available later on, we will keep you informed. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Webcast Announcement


We contacted the Kagyu Office of H.H. Karmapa and can announce, that the events at Kamalashila/Nürburgring and Berlin/Estrel Convention Center will be available via Webcast online.

The website http://kagyuoffice.org will broadcast the Webcast. We will send you the direct link to the webcast, as soon as it is available to us.

Thank you to all involved for making this possible - it is a great gift!
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A Letter from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche


Official Coordinator, Karmapa Visit to Europe




We are all overwhelmed by the enthusiastic and joyful response to the first visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorje to Europe. All seats for the event of the Kamalashila Institute were sold out within 3 hours. We also feel very sad about those people who couldn’t get a ticket and therefore can’t join the events with His Holiness the Karmapa at the Kamalashila Institute.


The Kamalashila Institute had prepared for years to set up a large tent for more than 2000 people in Langenfeld, a short walking distance from the institute. But this year road construction work interrupted the connection to the Nürburgring with its large parking spaces. This caused logistical problems which couldn’t be solved. The only available venue in the area was the Bitburg Event Hall of the Nürburgring, with 1500 seats. The bigger event hall of the Nürburgring had already been booked for another large event.

To compensate for this shortage, the Berlin program was extended by two additional Dharma teachings. Those who could not get tickets for Kamalashila should try to come to Berlin, where we also have a concession rate for the hotel booking. We are studying whether we can get a bigger hall at the Berlin venue, and we will let you know as soon as possible if and when more tickets will be available.

We are determined to make this first visit of the Karmapa a joyful and a meaningful event for all.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Official Coordinator,
Karmapa Visit to Europe

Source: Karmapa Youth

2014/04/25

Updated schedule!






Kamalashila Institute®

28th of May
Kamalashila Institute®
Arrival in Langenfeld / Eifel
16.00Welcoming the Gyalwang Karmapa to Kamalashila Institute®
(invitation only)
20.00Reception for official representatives of European Karma Kagyu organisations.
Application via online form is mandatory!
(invitation only)
29th of May
MayBitburger Event-Center Nürburgring
09.30Teaching: The short Ngöndro – Part I
11.00Teaching: The short Ngöndro – Part II
15.00Teaching: Guru Yoga Practice
30th of May
MayBitburger Event-Center Nürburgring
09.30Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – Part I
11.00Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – Part II
15.00Empowerment: The 84 Mahasiddhas
31st of May
Bitburger Event-Center Nürburgring
09.30Empowerment: Dorje Sempa
14.00Empowerment: Medicine Buddha
1st of JuneKamalashila Institute®
09.30Inauguration of Stupa (Invitation only)

 

Berlin (Estrel Convention Center)


5 June
19.30Public Talk: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World. Heart-Advice for a Meaningful Life
6 June
09.00Visit to Bodhicharya Centre Berlin (invitation only)
14.30Teaching: Mind Training – Taming the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness
19.30Public Talk: Buddhism and the Environment – Living in Harmony with our Planet
7 June
14.30Public Talk: Changing the World from the Inside Out – Love and Compassion for a Globalised World
19.30Teaching: Developing Inner Peace – The Art of Meditation; with Cultural Events
8 June
10.00Karma Pakshi Empowerment
14.00Young People meet The Karmapa:
The Future Is Now – Today’s Youth are the Hope for a Better Tomorrow


2014/04/24

Newsletter No5 - More Berlin Events!



Dear friends, sponsors and interested parties


A lot happened in the last 48 hours. Not only our server - also our organization team was overwhelmed by the great demand regarding tickets for H.H. Karmapa 2014.

Our quick response: H.H. Karmapa offers two additional dharma teachings in Berlin!


Content:

Additional teachings in Berlin

 

As a direct response to the great demand H.H. Karmapa will give two additional Dharma-Teachings in our capital Berlin!

Friday 06th June | 14:30 | Estrel Convention Center | Berlin

TeachingMind Training
Taming the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness

 

Ticket sales starting today Wednesday 23th April 2014 | 20h
Ticket Shop*: karmapa-germany.eventbrite.de


Information about the venue and the event you get on our website and via newsletter.

*Ticket sales is processed via credit card and online banking. Please have your credit card and online banking information at hand.

Saturday 07th June | 19:30 | Estrel Convention Center | Berlin

Teaching: Developing Inner Peace
The Art of Meditation with Cultural Events

 

Ticket sales starting today Wednesday 23th April 2014 | 20h
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Information about the venue and the event you get on our website and via newsletter.

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Questions and Answers


We are getting many questions and request. It is difficult to answer all of your questions individually! We don't have enough time and staff members for this. Please be aware that for this reason we have our website, which we will fill more and more with all important information.


All info will be displayed on our website and our newsletter.

News from the Kamalashila Institute® regarding ticket sales and website break-down


We have compassion and understanding for those of you, who are left empty handed. And we rejoice with those of you, who got a ticket. Sadness and happiness are sharing a place in our hearts at the moment.

The server of our website collapsed - 500.000 clicks from all over the world were too much. While our web-administrators moved our website to a bigger server, we activated a redirect link to our ticket shop - until the website came on again today.

For reasons of logistics we needed to change our event location last week as you could read. This confronted our organisation team with many challenges - little time and a lot of organisational complexity. We handled the challenges as good as possible and we are very happy, that the team from Berlin now can offer two more dharma teachings with H.H. Karmapa.


Questions concerning tickets


Questions regarding tickets for the events organized by the Kamalashila Institute® at Nürburgring we need to answer as follows:

All tickets are sold out! There are no more tickets! The only possibility is, to check the ticket shop from time to time in case tickets come back to sales, that have been bought twice by accident and got refunded.

Thank you for your understanding!

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2014/04/22

PRESS RELEASE



The 17th Karmapa

Face and voice of 21st century Tibetan Buddhism visits Europe




It is with great joy that Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike await the arrival in Europe of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.The young and charismatic leader of the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu school will visit Germany between 28th May and 9th June, 2014, on his first ever journey to Europe. The most important stops on this tour will be the European seat of the Karmapas in Langenfeld/Eifel, and the German capital, Berlin. The guiding theme of his fortnight-long programme is “The future begins now!”

During his German tour his programme will include both traditional Buddhist teachings and secular events concerning current social issues such as Buddhism and the environment, the significance of compassion in a globalised world, and an encounter with artists exploring the theme of freedom of thought. This youthful and charismatic Lama wants to address the young people of his own generation, in order to engender hope and faith in their future, at a time when the problems facing the world may often seem insurmountable and solutions rare.

The Karmapa is far from seeing himself as a religious missionary; rather he sees himself as a voice representing a source of ancient wisdom from the East in an intercultural dialogue with the modern world.

The 17th Karmapa is regarded by many as the future hope of the Tibetan people. He is venerated as the third most significant representative of Tibetan Buddhism, after the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. Granted refugee status and hospitality by the Government of India, the 28-year old Karmapa lives in the immediate vicinity of the 14th Dalai Lama’s exile seat in Dharamsala, North India, and shares a very close relationship with the Tibetan spiritual leader . Fully supporting the Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’ policy of keeping dialogue open with China, the Karmapa himself maintains an apolitical stance, taking no part in active politics. His focus, rather, is on how Buddhist principles such as wisdom, compassion and interconnectedness can be brought to bear on everyday life in the 21st century. He is critical of the culture of consumerism which dominates much of the world today, urging personal responsibility and active engagement for sustainability, and protection of the environment in light of climate change. He is an advocate of social justice and gender equality and a commentator on other pressing issues in society at large. Having heard of its reputation as an environmentally conscious country, he is especially eager to visit Germany. He is also looking forward to an exchange of views and experiences on major issues confronting society with members of other faiths, particularly Christian leaders. He hopes to exchange views and share experiences that could be beneficial for the daily lives of Tibetans, in exile as well as in Tibet itself.

Throughout the world, the Karmapa has attracted respect and support because he is known to be someone who walks the talk“, not only advocating change but taking active steps towards the realisation of his vision. He has spoken out frankly about the destruction of the environment and the effects of climate change in his homeland, urging the international community to work together to protect Tibet’s fragile environment, since at least a third of the world’s population depends on water from the Himalayan region. This active commitment earned him the title of Green Buddha’ when he visited the headquarters of the WWF in Washington in 2011.

As leader of one of the most important lineages in Tibetan Buddhism, the17th Karmapa embodies 900 years of tradition, yet his focus is increasingly set on the global challenges of the 21st century.

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Cinema-Doku: Living Buddha


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2014/04/19

Newsletter No4 - Ticket News | Kamalashila News!




Dear friends, sponsors and interested parties


Here are the news, that everybody has been waiting for!
The ticket sales start the upcoming Tuesday!
Thank you for your patience!


Content:

Ticket sales start on Tuesday


 WHEN?  Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 - 12:00 Uhr CET

 WHERE?  On our website www.karmapa-germany.de/en/tickets  

 HOW?  Via Credit-Card in an Online Ticket Shop

 TICKETS
 will be available for 

 Kamalashila AND Berlin

New Event Location Kamalashila Institute®


The new event location is the - Bitburger Event-Center at the Nürburgring - only in 15 minutes driving distance from Kamalashila Institute®


Good News for travel, arrival and accommodation!


The change regarding our event location brings along good news for travel and arrival:
  • There are enough parking spaces! You can drive to our event location directly with your own car! 
  • Shuttle-Service for rail travelers to the nearest train station Mayen-Ost remains unchanged!
  • Shuttle-Service from Travel Agency Bell remains unchanged!
  • There are no more effects or repercussions regarding your accommodation!

Travel information will follow under Organisational.



New program sequence Kamalashila Institute


There is a new program sequence for H.H. Karmapa's talks at the Kamalashila Institute® / Nürburgring - due to the new event location. All teachings and empowerments remain part of the program!

The final program is available under www.karmapa-germany.de/en/program
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