(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"
(April 18, 2015 – Kingston, New York) Well before His Holiness’s lecture started, a long line stretched down the block and around the corner with people waiting to enter the Ulster Performing Arts Center. This elegant space filled to its capacity of 1,500. Among those attending the talk were students from an older generation who […]Read more "Karmapa Teaches New Ways to Understand Refuge"
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?"
Announcement of intention Planting Pansies Getting ready for arrival Volunteers are arriving!! Lama Karma Drodhul works on the painting crew Max helps with painting outlines of the 8 auspicious emblems designs on the walkway Lama Tashi Dondup painting Box of banners waiting to be placed Volunteers unfurl decorative banners preparing for His Holiness Digging post holes […]Read more "His Holiness is Coming!"
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"
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"
In 1995, at the request of my dharma teacher, I took my family on a pilgrimage to Tibet to see the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, the young Tibetan lama that the Eddie Murphy movie “The Golden Child” is said to be based on, the idea, essentially, that the Karmapa is a living Buddha. Like […]Read more "VISITING THE GOLDEN CHILD: Michael Erlewine’s 1995 Pilgrimage to see His Holiness the 17th Karmapa"