“The 17th Karmapa is not an emanation of Guru Rinpoche. He is Guru Rinpoche.“ — Tai Situ Rinpoche, in a private interview The Vajra Lama Dance staged on the 10th January, 2014 at the Monlam Pavilion in Bodhgaya was in many ways a parallel historical event to the dramatic opening scenario which established Buddhism in […]Read more "A Rain of Blessing from the Copper Coloured Mountain: “The 17th Karmapa is not an emanation of Guru Rinpoche. He is Guru Rinpoche. “"
The opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Tibetan Autonomous Region is an incomparable blessing, especially a trip that includes a visit to the seat of H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in Tibet. Located about 2 hours from the capitol, Lhasa, Tsurphu was established by the first head of the lineage, Dusum Khyenpa. Today, it […]Read more "Karen Lucic: Pilgrimage to Tsurphu Monastery"
Word for word transcript by Margaret Erlewine of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s comments, 6-9-2013. Light editing. “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 […]Read more "Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche: The Community Function of the Protector Lama and the Protector Shrine"
After traveling more than 500 miles and making offerings at seven great Stupas, the KTD Stupa Pilgrimage continues to inspire pilgrims and other dharma students with its blessings. We undertook the trip (from Albuquerque NM to Crestone, CO and back) as a way of introducing the practice of Pilgrimage and Merit Accumulation to the American […]Read more "Lama Kathy Wesley’s Stupa Tour Report – 22 Pilgrims, 7 Stupas, All Merit"
We thank Marianna Rydvald for donating 42 art prints of White Tara and Chenrezig, which helped raise $2,100 for the repair of the roof at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock, New York. Marianna, who created the original artworks upon which the prints were based, was born and grew up in northern Sweden in what is called […]Read more "Marianna Rydvald’s Inspiring Art: Through the blessing of the Three Jewels"
Tara Dance has been blessed and supported by H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche, the previous Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpche, the previous Kalu Rinpoche, and the previous Bokar Rinpoche. It has been performed for His Holiness Karmapa. Prema Dasara will teach three Tara dances at KTD in a program running from Saturday evening June 1 through Sunday evening […]Read more "Prema Dasara teaching three Tara dances at KTD, Saturday evening June 1 through Sunday evening June 2"
THIRD in a Series This story is part of a series leading up to the celebration of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s 90th birthday in September, 2013. At the conclusion of this year’s Ten-Day Teaching, a large shrine dedicated to White Tara, the protectress of health and longevity, will be assembled at KTD as part of a […]Read more "Labor of Love: The Journey of the White Tara Statues"