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(Last updated on Mar 17, 2016)

SWITERLAND *His Holiness the Karmapa will mainly teach in Tibetan language. His teachings will be translated into French and English. Date Time Information Venue Saturday, May 21 9:30 – 11:30 Teaching: Meditation, source of inner peace  (Part 1)
Tickets on sale now,please click here. Lake Geneva Theatre, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland 14:00 – 16:00 Teaching: Meditation, source of inner peace (Part2)
Tickets on sale now,please click here. Sunday, May 22

Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche Offers Reading Transmission to Monastics

27-29 February, 2016 -Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, India With impeccable concentration and speed, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche offered an important reading transmission this week to the monastics gathered for the Kagyu Gunchö Winter Dharma Teachings and Debates for Kagyu Shedras, including HE Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. The transmission was offered over three mornings in the Tergar Shrine. The text, called Mandala of the Sun, is a commentary on the vinaya written by the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje. It includes the root text of the vinaya and an annotation on this root text by Tshonawa Chenpo. The text has not yet been translated into English. Since the vinaya is the Buddha’s teachings on monastic vows, the reading transmission was offered only to ordained monks and nuns. There were many auspicious connections evident in Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche offering the transmission of this text. The first was that the 1st Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche was the root guru of the author, the 8th Karmapa. The present, 10th S…

The Winter Debates Begin in Bodh Gaya

February 26, 2016-Tergar Monastery, Bodh Gaya, India The four tall tormas with the figures of the sixteen Karmapas have been transferred from the Pavilion to the Tergar shrine hall marking a shift in events from the Kagyu Monlam to the Winter Debates for Monks (Gunchӧ). It is here in the shrine hall that the main discussions and teachings will take place from February 26th to March 10th. The event is well attended this year with eight tulkus, twenty-nine khenpos (professors), nineteen lopons (teachers), ten discipline masters, and 926 students from nine different shedras (monastic colleges). The opening talk was given by the Gyalwang Karmapa on two topics. The first on the discards and antidotes in the paramitas from the One Hundred Short Instructions by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje. The Karmapa then spoke eloquently on the origins of the classification of tenets into four schools and the history of how mainly the Great Exposition School developed and commented on the Sutra School as …

Live Webcast Announcement - Gyalwang Karmapa's Gunchö Teachings on One Hundred Short Instructions

Feb27-29, oral transmissions by Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche will not be webcasted

The timing of the  Kagyu Gunchö  has changed and the 19th Kagyu Gunchö will be held after the 33rdKagyu Monlam, from 26th February to 10th March, 2016. During the Gunchö, the Gyalwang Karmapa will continue his teachings from the Eighth Karmapa’s One Hundred Short Instructions with the chapter on the Six Paramitas. 

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19th Kagyu GunchoeIndian TimeGyalwang Karmapa Teaching
February 26     9:30 - 10:30• TeachingTea Break    11:00 - 12:00• Teaching

Karmapa 2016 Switzerland

"The International Nyingmapa Rigdzin Community has great joy to announce that His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, one of the most important figures of Tibetan Buddhism, has agreed to come and give an exceptional series of teachings and empowerments in Geneva (on 21 and 22 May 2016) and in Bülach - near Zürich (on 28 and 29 May 2016)."

information and reservation @

* His Holiness the Karmapa will be speaking in Tibetan with French translation in Geneva and with German translation in Bülach - near Zürich.

**Advanced booking of tickets will start on 25 February, 2016 at 5 pm.

Prices and Online Booking :
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Nuns Learn to Preserve and Protect Monastery Treasures

Hotel Anand International, Bodhgaya, Bihar
24-26 February, 2016 “It is of great concern to me that over the last sixty years so much of the priceless heritage of Tibetan Buddhism has vanished, not just through theft and deterioration, but because of lack of knowledge and skill in preservation. Over the last twenty years alone far too many irreplaceable works of art such as thangkas, statues, dance costumes, texts, and other sacred artifacts have been lost to future generations.” – His Holiness 17th Gyalwang KarmapaAt the request of the Gyalwang Karmapa, a group of 17 nuns representing all eight Karma Kagyu nunneries completed an intensive three-day training to learn techniques for documenting and preserving the treasures owned by their nunneries, such as statues, thangkas, and texts. In addition, the nuns learned to interview and video-document elders about the history and significance of various treasures; the elders are in many cases the sole holders of this knowledge. The training to…

Live Webcast Announcement - 33rd Kagyu Monlam Chenmo

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33rd Kagyu Monlam ChenmoIndian TimeGyalwang Karmapa teaching from TheTorch of True Meaning
February 12 & 13
གསུང་ཆོས་ངེས་དོན་སྒྲོན་མེ། 1/3
Teachings on The Torch of True Meaning 1/3
གསུང་ཆོས་ངེས་དོན་སྒྲོན་མེ། 2/3
Teachings on The Torch of True Meaning 2/3
གསུང་ཆོས་ངེས་དོན་སྒྲོན་མེ། 3/3
Teachings on The Torch of True Meaning 3/3    8:00 - 9:00• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer (272, 255)
• Mandala Offering with 37 Features (613)
• Teachings on The Torch of True MeaningTea Break    9:30 - 10:30• Accumulation of Mandala Offerings
• Aspiration of Mahamudra (353, 329)
• Well-Being of Tibet (427, 382)Lunch Break    14:00 - 15:00• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer (272, 255)
• Mandala Offering with 37 Features (613)
• Teachings on The Torch of True MeaningTea Break    15:30 - 16:30• Accumulation of Mandala Offerings
• Aspiration of Mahamudra (353, 329)
• Well-Being of Tibet (427, 382)Commemoration of the Sixteenth Karmapa
February 14