His Holiness Karmapa 2013
This description and transcript by Naomi Levine has lasting value in it’s concise, clear explanation.
We are in awe of how well this is written, how interesting it is, and how completely worthwhile to read. Written by Mary Young.
Michael Erlewine’s clarity and narrative skills are in full play here – very good background information for those new to Kagyu Dharma.
Fascinating, you-are-there look at the context for the dances at the 2014 Monlam by Naomi Levine, best known as the author of “Blessing Power of the Buddhas.”
His Holiness Karmapa’s speech is riveting and surprising. Mary Young covers the Conference with skill and heart.
Amy Schwartz details the 2013 Losar with a keen eye and great devotion.
A lovely second installment on the pilgrimage trail; Amy Schwartz.
Lama Zopa Tarchin attended the 2013 Kagyu Monlam and reports what His Holiness directly said (and has also repeated in 2014).
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche 2013
The 9th Lodroe Nyima Rinpoche, a nephew of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, is the abbot of Thrangu Monastery, Thrangu Nunnery, and the Princess Wencheng Temple in East Tibet. This summer, he came to the United States for the first time in order to participate in Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s 90th birthday celebration. While staying at Karme Ling, he did a one-week White Tara personal retreat dedicated to Rinpoche’s longevity. During his retreat breaks with several people gathered at the lunch table, he candidly talked about his experience with Rinpoche during this visit, and this spontaneous exchange became a teaching so profound that we felt impelled to write it down to share with all of you.
A huge thank you (with many hugs) to all who helped make Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s 90th birthday celebration such a stirring success! Letter by David David Kaczynski.
The commemorative card.
“90 years ago, about 7,503.7 miles from here, a baby boy was born in a remote place in Tibet…”
May Lein Ho recounts the amazing, funny, and heart-warming details of her experience ordering the statues for the White Tara shrine.
“Rinpoche will be in charge of creating the Shrine (he personally filled all the statues by himself without any assistance).”
This week at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, we celebrate three milestones: the 25th Anniversary of the Ten-Day Teaching program; KTD’s 35th Year on Mount Guardian; and the 90th Birthday of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. It is a family “homecoming” for all of His Holiness’ students in America, and a special opportunity to say thank-you to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche for all he has given – and continues to give – to all of us sentient beings.
KTD is rejoicing to be hosting its very first Spanish-speaking Retreat, July 13-21, 2013! Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will teach Chenrezik to 65 pilgrims from all over Latin America and Spain, deepening Rinpoche’s and KTD’s growing connection with the world’s Latin communities.
“As most all of you know, we’ve not only completed the construction of this monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, but we have now completed the creation of a protector temple or gonkhang. We have not only completed the creation of the protector temple or shrine room, but we now have a protector lama, Lama Thendup. And so we have everything we need in order to relate in the fullest and most traditional way to the protectors.”
More than 200 dharma students from all over the United States – including a couple visiting from Hawaii and a gentleman who flew in from Paris – gathered in the shrine room at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra May 17-19 to hear a special teaching on Mahamudra and Dzogchen from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Khenpo Rinpoche shared a teaching given in 1958 at Thrangu Monastery in Tibet, where he and dozens of other laypeople and monastics heard the remarkable Khenpo Gangshar give a teaching called “Naturally Liberating Everything You Meet.”
“Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche strongly encouraged Lama Karma Drodhul to request Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche to tell the stories of accomplished tantric practitioners (siddhas) from Kham, Eastern Tibet. Most of the holy beings whose lives are recounted here began as ordinary people like us, and were not recognized emanations of buddhas or bodhisattvas. This book clearly demonstrates that we can, through diligence, achieve the same result.”
The White Tara Series
Traleg Rinpoche and Traleg Khandro Rinpoche
On Death and Dying
Lama Karma Drodhul
Spanish Language Pilgrims
Pilgrimage to Points East
Tibetan Sacred Arts and Culture