Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Tibetan lama who, it has been widely speculated, will succeed the Dalai Lama as the figurehead for Tibetan Buddhism, will be travelling to Washington DC today, for a tour of… Continue Reading “Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC – Telegraph”
‘When Tibetans think of a place of refuge, they think of India’ via Exclusive! Interview with Karmapa Lama – Rediff.com News.
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 22nd — 23rd April, 2011 The event was hosted by The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, a not for profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization established with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness in… Continue Reading “H.H. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Teachings: “The Middling Stages of Meditation””
This clip shows the color palette used by one of the torma artists working in Bodhgaya on the Kagyu Monlam tormas.
THE LIVES OF THE KARMAPAS “In honor of the Karmapa 900 celebration, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will be recounting the biographies of the Karmapas throughout the year. Beginning with Dusum Khyenpa, Rinpoche transmits his deep devotion for each of the Karmapa reincarnations as he describes… Continue Reading “The Lives of the Karmapas: Teachings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche”
Amchok Metok is the name of a particularly beautiful decoration that looks like a flower and is used on the large butter sculptures that grace the shrine during the International Kagyu Monlam. Metok means flower and Amchok perhaps refers to the region of Tibet where this type of flower… Continue Reading “Amchok Metok Gyens and the Nuns who Made Them”
“Dear Friends, Many of you have written to express your support for His Holiness the Karmapa at this time when such wild accusations are being leveled against him. Your support is greatly appreciated and warmly felt here. We know that you would like to… Continue Reading “A message from Dharamsala, from Karma Chungyalpa, the spokesperson for H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje”
A special report by Michele Martin Check out a detailed and very interesting report on this year’s Kagyu Monlam Butter Sculptures by Michele Martin, complete with slide show, photos and diagrams. Enjoy! http://www.kagyumonlam.org/english/news/Report/Report_20101223_Tormas.html
From “An Interview with the Gyalwang Karmapa, November 29th, 2010” posted on the Kagyu Monlam website (www.kagyumonlam.org): Q. What are the designs and themes of the butter sculptures this year? This year they are in connection with the Karmapa 900 commemoration, thus in the… Continue Reading “The 28th Kagyu Monlam Butter Sculptures”