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Advice on Spiritual Pracitce

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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 tha…

The Manifestation of Compassionate Activity

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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…

Newsletter No6 - News|Youth Event Berlin|Webcast

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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
Berlin: Event for Young People with KarmapaWebcast Announcement

A Letter from Ringu Tulku RinpocheOfficial 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 distan…

A Letter from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

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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 Berl…

Updated schedule!

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Kamalashila Institute®

28th of May
Kamalashila Institute®Arrival in Langenfeld / Eifel16.00Welcoming 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 Nürburgring09.30Teaching: The short Ngöndro – Part I11.00Teaching: The short Ngöndro – Part II15.00Teaching: Guru Yoga Practice30th of May
MayBitburger Event-Center Nürburgring09.30Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – Part I11.00Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer – Part II15.00Empowerment: The 84 Mahasiddhas31st of May
Bitburger Event-Center Nürburgring09.30Empowerment: Dorje Sempa

Newsletter No5 - More Berlin Events!

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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 Dharma Teachings in BerlinQuestions and answersNews from Kamalashila Institute® Team regarding ticket sales and website break-downAdditional teachings in BerlinAs a direct response to the great demandH.H. Karmapa will give two additional Dharma-Teachings in our capital Berlin!Friday 06th June | 14:30 | Estrel Convention Center | Berlin

Teaching: Mind 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 …

PRESS RELEASE

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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 ord…

Newsletter No4 - Ticket News | Kamalashila News!

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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 tuesdayNew event location Kamalashila Institute®New program sequence Kamalashila Institute®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 tra…