by Yeshe Wangmo This is the second part of my research on the Gyalwang Karmapa’s environmental activism in India, in which I feature Lillian Sum who has been working with the Karmapa in Bodhgaya on various environmental projects since 2008. She is on the Kagyu Monlam working committee and has also set up an independent […]Read more "The Gyalwang Karmapa Inspires Environmental Preservation in Bodhgaya"
“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. “"
It’s said that for students hungry for the dharma that will transform their minds and lives, there is no one who shows more kindness than the teacher. And for all of us in the United States who follow His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa, there is one special teacher who has shown us immeasurable kindness: Khenpo […]Read more "Three Anniversaries in 2013: KTD Celebrates Its Abbot, Its Home!, Its Teachings"
Currently, I have the amazing good fortune of a six-month leave from my job as a history teacher in New Hampshire. I’ve been traveling in Nepal and India, going to holy places and teachings and the Kagyu Monlam, meeting wonderful teachers and fellow practitioners, and practicing more than I can in my usual busy life […]Read more "Close Encounters with Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye"