By Karen Lucic For the last five years, I have been on a journey following in the footsteps of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, better known to us as Chenrezig. The journey’s destination was “Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice,” an exhibition held this spring at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, […]Read more "Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art"
The Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Stupa Pilgrimage will take modern-day Buddhist pilgrims to five stupas and two temples in the Colorado from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 2015 Stupas are Buddhist monuments containing relics, mantras, and blessed substances. They act as a focal point for relating to the sacred in the external world, and symbolize the […]Read more "Join Us for a Virtual Pilgrimage of the Stupas of Colorado!"
Taking the bodhisattva vow involves the formal generation of bodhichitta. What is bodhichitta? Although there are many ways of classifying and defining bodhichitta, in essence, it is the earnest wish to attain to buddhahood for the welfare of all living beings. That intention is the greatest, most noble thought that we could ever have. For […]Read more "The Significance of the Bodhisattva Vow – Lama Zopa Tarchin"
From August 27 to Sept. 1, 2015, Lama Kathy Wesley will lead dharma students to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in northern Colorado, the stupas of the Crestone Valley in southern Colorado, and the natural stone stupa of Tara Mandala in southwestern Colorado.Read more "Announcing the 2015 KTD Stupa Pilgrimage: 5 Stupas and Two Temples in Four Days in the Colorado Mountains!"
The visit of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa to Karma Triyana Dharmachakra is a dream come true for so many of His Holiness’ dharma students in America. They’ve read his books, placed his photos on their shrine, recited his mantra … and then finally were able to encounter him in reality. During the April 17-20 […]Read more "Gems for the Guru: Short Stories from Karmapa’s Visit"
Editor’s note: Found on Facebook; thanks to Amy Schwartz for her permission to share: I have been lucky to be with His Holiness Karmapa on several occasions, but the Karma Pakshi empowerment at the UPAC center on April 19th was one of the most powerful for me. At the end of the empowerment, a palpable sense of […]Read more "The Guru’s Longing: Poetry"
Setting up the statues for blessing: May Lein Ho unboxes statues that His Holiness Karmapa will bless at KTD for visit sponsors. The statues were the kind gift of a special sponsor, and were filled at Karme Ling Retreat Center by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and the KTD lamas. From left, Stephanie Marco, May Lein Ho, and […]Read more "Precious Statues, Carefully Placed: Preparing the Filled Rupas for Blessing by His Holiness Karmapa"