Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society, A Brand New Book By His Holiness 17th Karmapa

We wanted to share some news about His Holiness’s next book, called Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society.  c Interconnected: Embracing Life in our Global Society is based on a second series of interactions with American university students, and the book is now available for pre-order from Wisdom Publications. c  The book will be published on February 28, […]

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After Years of Dreaming and Months of Planning, the First Thrangu Tsedrup was Conducted at KTD

Good fortune abounded at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in November. After years of dreaming and months of planning, the first Thrangu Tsedrup (“Tsedrup” means “long-life practice”) was conducted at KTD. More than 40 lamas from all over the world participated. Principal among them was Lodro Nyima Rinpoche from Thrangu Monastery in China, where the Thrangu Tsedrup […]

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THE ADVICE OF CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA

— Michael Erlewine The “Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind” made an indelible impression on me on contact, but they were really driven home to me by the time I spent as chauffeur for the Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. What can I say; meeting Trungpa Rinpoche was a profound experience, an island of sanity in […]

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The tiny actions (cringes, shocks, reactions, prejudice, etc.) we perform hundreds of times a day, accumulate beyond our imagination.

— Michael Erlewine Karma is the result of our previous intentions and actions that is ripening. And karma trumps genes, the accidental, and circumstantial. To use an analogy, karma is like rolling a pair of loaded dice, where karma is the “load.” When the dice are rolled, the tendency will be determined by the load. […]

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