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"
Every afternoon at KTD Monastery, lamas and laypeople participate in the daily Mahakala protector ritual to remove obstacles and promote success for monastery activities. During His Holiness Karmapa’s visit, it was heard that His Holiness would like to join the daily ritual for one afternoon. A plan was made to arrange for this puja on […]Read more "His Holiness Karmapa Joins KTD’s Daily Mahakala Puja"
When His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa comes to visit KTD, it takes a lot of work. Stepping into the breach is a small army of volunteers, bringing devotion for His Holiness and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make his visit a success. They are washing floors, emptying trash cans, parking the cars, […]Read more "On The Front Lines With The Volunteers"
(April 18, 2015 – Kingston, New York) Many of the 1,500 attending the afternoon teachings today had been waiting a long time to gather all the causes and conditions to be able to receive the precious refuge vow from His Holiness the Karmapa on their home soil. After a morning session in which His Holiness […]Read more "In Kingston, Karmapa Offers Refuge to those Seeking Refuge"