Third visit to America by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje


Tuesday, March 17
Lecture: Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment.

No public seating left. 
For further details, please click here.
Stanford University
Memorial Auditorium
(inside Memorial Hall), 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Tuesday, March 24
Lecture: Living Interdependence new!

Open to public. Advanced ticketing required. 
Contact: events@redlands.edu or 909-748-8116. 

A limited number of tickets will become available at 9:30 a.m. on March 11 online at http://www.redlands.edu/tickets
Further details will be made available here soon. 
Event will be webcast live, please click here for details.
University of Redlands
Memorial Chapel
1200 E Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373
Thursday, March 26
Lecture: Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century new!

Limited seating for public. Advanced ticketing required.
Contact: jgillette@hds.harvard.edu
Limited public tickets will be available through Harvard Box Office at 12:00 p.m. on March 10.  
Further details will be madeavailable here soon.
Harvard University
Memorial Church,
Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Wednesday, April 1
Lecture. new!

Limited seating for public. Advanced ticketing required.
Event will be webcast live, please click here for details.
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Saturday, April 4
Clarifying the Stages of the Meditative Path

Contact: info@ktcnj.org. 
For further details, please click here. 
Westin Mount Laurel
(just off exit 4 of NJ Tpk.)
555 Fellowship Road Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Manjushri Empowerment

Contact: info@ktcnj.org. 
For further details, please click here. 
April 7

Lecture: Compassion in to Action: Buddhism and the Environment new!

Limited seating for public, free of charge. Advanced ticketing required. 
Event will be webcast live, please click here for details.
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Saturday, April 11
Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. 
135-20 39th Abe. Ballroom, Flushing, NY 11354
Sunday, April 12
The practice of Akshobya

(ok for paypal )
Terrace On the Park
111th Street and 52nd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368
Akshobhya empowerment 

(ok for paypal )
Monday, April 13
Long-Life Empowerment for Tibetan and Himalayan Community

Elite Palace
69-02 Garfield Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
April 14
Public Talk: Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World  new!

Tickets go on sale on March 15, 2015 at www.eventbrite.com
Contact:janekolleeny@gmail.com. For further details, please click here.

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10025
Saturday, April 18
Bestowal of Refuge Vow with Teaching:The Development of Genuine Compassion 

Tickets go on sale March 5 at 11 am on this pagethrough Ticketmaster. 
Contact: office@kagyu.org. For further details, please click here.
UPAC Theater
601 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
morning ,
April 24
HH Karmapa visiting KPL

Kunzang Palchen Ling
4330 Route 9g, Red Hook, New York 12571
afternoon , April 24
HH Karmapa visiting KTC Monastery new!

Kagyu Thubten Choling
245 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
April 27
7PM 8:30PM 

Lecture: The Heart, the Brain, and Society: Buddhist and Scientific Perspectives on the Cultivation of Well-being. A Dialogue with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Richard Davidson & Sona Dimidjian new!

Open to the public, free of charge. Advance ticketing required. Tickets will be available here on March 11. 
Co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the Tergar Meditation Community.
 Further details available here.
UW-Madison Gordon Commons Event Center
770 W Dayton St - Madison
May 9
 Public Teaching new!

Advanced ticketing required. Tickets go on sale in early April. 
Further details will be made available heresoon.


Seattle, Washington


 (Last updated on March 6, 2015)


The Karmapa to Tour the United States (Buddhistdoor)

Buddhistdoor International 
Dorje Kirsten 

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will be touring the United States from 17 March to 11 May. The Karmapa is the head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in a line of reincarnations that dates back over 900 years, and is the spiritual guide of many practitioners in the United States. This will be the third US tour for this incarnation of the Karmapa, the previous two having been in 2008 and 2011.

This year’s tour will include both teachings and empowerments, with the first stop being Stanford University in California, where he will give a talk titled “Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology, and the Environment” on 17 March at 5.00 p.m. The talk is hosted by Stanford’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (CCARE), and will be followed by a discussion with CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty. It is being sponsored so that those wishing to attend can do so for free, but as of now is fully booked.

The Karmapa will also go to New Jersey, where on 4 April he will give a public teaching, “Clarifying the Stages of the Meditative Path,” at 10.00 a.m. and bestow a Manjushri empowerment at 2.00 p.m. Both events are sponsored by Karma Thegsum Chöling and will take place at the Westin Mount Laurel. Tickets went on sale on 4 March.

His Holiness will travel to New York as well, at the invitation of the Danang Foundation. At 9.30 a.m. on 11 April at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Flushing, he will teach on the “Four Dharmas of Gampopa,” while on 12 April he will teach on the practice of Akshobhya at 9.30 a.m. and bestow the Akshobhya empowerment at 3.00 p.m., both at Terrace on the Park in Queens.

The organizers have said about this practice, “The practice of Akshobhya is especially effective for the two-fold purification of the non-virtue of killing, and the disturbing emotion of anger. The Karmapa strongly encourages the practice of Akshobhya as a means to purify negative thoughts and actions rampant in the present age of degeneration.” (Danang Foundation) The Karmapa has said this practice is particularly beneficial in the 21st century, when negative forces are on the increase.

On 13 April at 4.00 p.m. he will also give a long-life empowerment at the request of the Karmapa Service Society of Queens, at the Elite Palace in Woodside.

The final stop in the current schedule is at Nalanda West in Seattle from 5–11 May, at the invitation of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Nalandabodhi. Details have not yet been announced.

His Holiness the Karmapa is acknowledged as an unsurpassed Buddhist master, but is also a skilled artist who engages in painting, calligraphy, Tibetan traditional arts, poetry, and singing. He has said that art “is a very important way to express and have a creative outlet for energy to flow.” (Karmapa Service Society) He also has a deep concern for the environment. When speaking to Western students in 2013 at Gyuto Monastery in India, where His Holiness resides, he said, “We need to recognize that our environment, this very world, sustains us all. Our own life, and all of existence. Everything occurs in the context of interdependence.” (The Karmapa)

For the latest updates to the Karmapa’s US tour, see Karmapa America 2015 Public Events Schedule.

The Karmapa is coming to America (Patheos)

March 5, 2015 by  

HH 17th Gyalwa Karmapa (by waywuwei, flickr C.C.)

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, head of the 900 year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, will begin his 3rd US tour beginning in less than two weeks.

His first stop will be at Stanford University on March 17th, where he will talk about “Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment.” This talk is sold out according to the tour website, but openings may become available and there is a notification list you can join at http://events.stanford.edu/events/499/49993/.

March 24th he will be at University of Redlands, where tickets are still available (For further details, click here).

That event is followed by a hop to the east coast and talks at Harvard, Princeton, Karma Thegsum Choling (in New Jersey), Yale, and the Danang Foundation, the Karmapa Service Society, and the Karmapa Foundation, all three in New York City. Finally he will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison in late April and Nalandabodhi, in Seattle, Washington on May 9.

The full schedule is available at KarmapaAmerica2015.org.

You can read more about the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, at his website here.
And for more about the previous incarnation of the Karmapa, you can read an interview/book review I did last year of The Miraculous 16th Karmapa: Incredible Encounters with the Black Crown Buddha with responses from Norma Levine and Don Morreale.

The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Photo by flikr user Prince Roy C.C.

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2015/03/the-karmapa-is-coming-to-america.html#ixzz3TYxFPiSN

Nalandawest - Karmapa Seattle 2015

We are honored to host His Holiness the 17th Karmapa during the Seattle portion of His Holiness’ Spring tour in the United States,  May 5 – 11, 2015.
His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, heads the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He guides millions of Buddhists around the world. At the age of fourteen, he made a dramatic escape from Tibet to India to be near His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his own lineage teachers. Currently 29 years old, the Karmapa createdan eco-monastic movement with over 55 monasteries
across the Himalayan region acting as centers of green activism. He recently announced plans to establish full ordination for women, a step that will change the future of Tibetan Buddhism. His latest book, The Heartis Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, is based on his interactions with American university students. Learn more about HH the 17th Karmapa. There will be public teachings in Seattle on Saturday, May 9, 2015. 
The teaching topic and venue have not yet been finalized, but we anticipate that there will be two teaching sessions on Saturday, May 9: 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Please save the date!
Advance ticketing is required, so please stay tuned for announcements regarding when tickets will go on sale, around the beginning of April.  Official announcements will only be made on our websites:  www.nalandawest.org and www.nalandabodhi.org.

Questions? Please contact: HHKseattle2015@nalandawest.org

You are warmly invited to follow Nalanda West email updates on this and other events, and to follow Nalanda West on Facebook and Twitter.  And of course . . . We’d love for you to follow Nalandabodhi US on Twitter and Facebook as well.
We look forward to sharing this wonderful time — Karmapa Seattle 2015 — with old friends and new!
 Nalanda West is run by volunteers of Nalandabodhi, a Buddhist community under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.