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"
In his first major teaching at his American monastic seat in almost four years, His Holiness Karmapa spoke on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa in the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Main Shrine Room on April 19, 2015. The teaching was preceded by a heartfelt expression of welcome by KTD President Tenzin Chonyi and a Long Life Offering to […]Read more "His Holiness Karmapa: What Do We Really Need? What Is Our True Goal?"
Events will be streamed live on His Holiness the Karmapa’s official webcast page. Karmapa’s official webcast page here. There you will also find a countdown clock to the next scheduled webcast and tools to determine your local time zone for each webcast. Here are the planned live web casts: 3/24/15; 7:00pm PDT University of […]Read more "Karmapa America 2015 Web Cast Events; all live web casts of 17th Karmapa in the USA during March and April, 2015"
Tibetans have been celebrating the new moon of the first month of the New Year for centuries in the meadows and fields and mountains of their Himalayan homeland. In the midst of winter, light and life are celebrated with Lo (year) Sar (new) – days of prayer and preparation, followed by days of feasting and […]Read more "Losar Celebrations from Beginning to End: KTD Welcomes the Female Wood Sheep Year, February 2015"
The Torma documentary, produced under the guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, illuminates Vajrayana Buddhism through the lens of tormas. Shot in India and Nepal, the film reveals the profound meaning of tormas, while documenting artistic preparation for the Kagyu Monlam butter sculptures, as well as a seven-day Mahakala ritual in Nepal involving tormas […]Read more "About the Torma Documentary"
Click on each page to view in full screen mode. VIEW THE TORMA FILM ONLINE AT VIMEO ON DEMAND: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/24659 ORDER THE TORMA DVD WITH 2 HOURS OF BONUS INTERVIEW MATERIAL http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Torma_The_Ancient_Art_of_Tibetan_Butter_Sculpture_p/720825380049.htmRead more "About Torma: The Ancient Art of Tibetan Butter Sculpture"
Root Institute is an oasis of peace and tranquility, like a Pure Land within the environmental chaos of Bodhgaya. His Holiness Karmapa’s teaching after the Kagyu Monlam at the Institute established by Lama Zopa Rinpoche has become an annual tradition, a special event eagerly awaited by His Holiness’ Western students. When His Holiness enters the […]Read more "Root Institute: Mahamudra Arises Spontaneously"